Ixora Maui Red

marie5(z9AZ)November 11, 2005

Hi is anyone growing this plant? If so tell me where to plant mine. I picked one up at the Target sale. I do not usually by something I know nothing about but I just loved the look of this plant.

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usha(z8AZ,Nscottsdal)

They are frost sensitive. They need filtered sun in summer. They like acidic food. My tester one in on patio and did not grow much this year but did bloom. Now I have to see if it will make it through winter! I just bought a white one-which is very fragrant. Now I am keeping my fingers crossed!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 10:13AM
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marie5(z9AZ)

Thanks for the info. Where did you find a white one?

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 10:25AM
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usha(z8AZ,Nscottsdal)

ixora fragrans. I bought it on line. Logees have them.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 12:53PM
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marie5(z9AZ)

Once again thank you. I will get online and check out Logees.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 12:55PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Hi Marie and all,

These are fun plants, aren't they? I bought a very small yellow-flowering Ixora this spring and it's grown a bit and like Usha's, has really flowered this summer. I keep it on a covered patio so it only gets morning sun and then bright shade all day. It has really bloomed a lot. I don't plan on bringing it indoors this winter so I'm curious to see if it will survive the winter. It's done really well since March or so when I bought it. You, Usha and I should compare notes this spring. :)

Take care,
Grant

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 3:52PM
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judy_b(AZ zone 9)

I had a yellow Ixora for a while. Lasted a couple of years, bloomed, but did slightly less better after each winter. Finally it was sooo tired it didn't even try until way late, and then not enough.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 4:11PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Per Judy's comments, I'd better start planning a replacement plant then, lol. We'll see how it does this winter. It's thrive or die in my garden, so it'd better look good this spring or out it goes. Fun to hear all of the people test-driving these.

Thanks,
Grant

    Bookmark   November 11, 2005 at 5:26PM
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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

Yup, I killed one a couple years ago - guess they like to be kind of dry in the winter?

Good luck!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2005 at 1:24AM
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eldo1960(8a)

they're best considered annuals. they just don't winter well unless you live in the tropics.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2006 at 1:51AM
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rene_gardener

I was so glad to see postings on this plant, as i just bought one and I bought it because the bloom was so beautiful, but was at a loss as to planting and whether it would survive a winter or not, so I've learned lots, thanks!! I am thinking a container plant, pull it in in the winter time, am sure it would not survive if I didn't.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2006 at 5:35PM
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jane64

I bought this plant in the spring and it has done beautifully on the east side of my home in full sun mornings and shade later afternoon. I do have it in a pot container. I moved it to the porch last week and it is still blooming. Moving it to the inside soon. I live in central Okla.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2006 at 2:26PM
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pheitmeyer

I'm in NE Mesa, growing a Ixora Maui now (in the ground), planted it in april, and it has survived the summer partially shaded by queen palms. It is flowering nicely now, I supplement it every couple of months with acid water, iron, and fertilizer. We'll see how it does this winter :)

    Bookmark   November 2, 2006 at 2:40PM
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Raimeiken - z9b - Peoria, AZ

any updates on the Ixora? I want to try this plant but I'm not sure how it'll do in our winters here.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 3:04PM
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nimbley(zone 9)

I've had one in the ground now for about 4 years and it's still doing great. It's planted in the shade of a cluster of queen palms and has never even been covered over winter. It does tend to get chlorotic in our soil here so I supliment with generous ammounts of mulch and chelated iron once a month. I was supprised they do so well here after seeing them planted all over Malaysia.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 3:12PM
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jolj(7b/8a)

I just bought a red at Walmart & am going to keep it in a cold frame this winter. I repotted it into a larger pot, about 4 gallons, I can go up to a 25 gallons. I cut 55 & 30 gallon plastic drums in half to make 15 & 25 gallon pots. I may root some cuttings & test in ground outdoor in protected spots. I have seen plant that THEY say will not grow here do very well. So we will see & I will up date if I have good luck. Wish I could have 20 or so of them.
I may have to do with azalea,lantana, daphne,laurel, & sweet shrub.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 1:41PM
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