Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Giant Red Ixora
Ixora casei

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

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Islandshari
Thumbnail #1 of Ixora casei by Islandshari

By Islandshari
Thumbnail #2 of Ixora casei by Islandshari

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
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.



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America