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PlantFiles: Giant Red Ixora
Ixora casei

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Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Species: casei

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Orange
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By tip layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Islandshari On Jul 13, 2007, Islandshari from Kwajalein
Marshall Islands (Zone 11) wrote:

Ixora casei can be differentiated from I. coccinea by the longer flowers, a more intense color, and longer, darker leaves with an acute base. The leaves are generally pointed rather than somewhat rounded on the I.coccinea. A native of Micronesia, this is a very showy shrub, among the largest of the ornamental Ixoras. Easy to care for, as long as it is kept watered, perpetual blooms and a strong, glossy foliage.



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