Colour Confused Ixora

celtkirkJanuary 14, 2009

I've just noticed this today on one of my dwarf yellow Ixora, I also have Prince of Orange in the vicinity. Is this a product of cross pollination? Interestingly the central flower has five petals instead of four and nearly perfectly divided into both colours. Should I propagate from seed or cutting and would the new plant look like this? Thanks to anyone with info.

Kristy

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JerryatTreeZoo(Z10 So Fla)

Sometimes Ixora hybrids are genetically unstable and revert back from whence they came. That might be going on with yours. However with the five petal flower that makes it very interesting. To propagate it, use cuttings, but first observe for several months to see if it stays bicolored or reverts to all pink/orange.

Jerry

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