Ixora Dwarf Red (Ixora taiwanensis 'Dwarf Red')

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Ixora Dwarf Red
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Width 3-4 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Moderate
Growth Rate 6 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Spring to fall
Origin Taiwan

Immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of the Ixora Dwarf Red (Ixora taiwanensis 'Dwarf Red'). This compact shrub, known for its clusters of fiery red flowers, is a standout in any garden. The rich, verdant foliage coupled with its bright blooms creates a striking contrast, making it a popular choice for tropical and subtropical landscapes.

How to Grow

The Ixora Dwarf Red thrives in warm, humid conditions, preferring full sun to partial shade. Ideal for USDA zones 9-11, it requires well-draining, slightly acidic soil to flourish. This plant's compact nature makes it a great fit for both garden beds and container plantings.


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Care Tips

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil, especially during dry spells. The Ixora Dwarf Red enjoys high humidity, so misting the plant in drier climates can be beneficial. Be cautious of over-watering, as this can lead to root rot. Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season to support its vibrant flowering.


This dwarf shrub is perfect for adding a pop of color to borders, hedges, and as an accent in tropical-themed gardens. Its size and form make it suitable for container gardening, allowing it to adorn patios, balconies, and indoor spaces with adequate light.

Planting Tips

When planting, choose a spot that receives plenty of sunlight. If the soil is not naturally acidic, amending it with organic matter can help achieve the right pH balance. Ensure good drainage in both garden beds and containers to prevent waterlogging.


Prune lightly after flowering to encourage bushier growth and more blooms. Deadheading spent flowers can also promote a longer blooming period. Check regularly for pests, especially aphids and scales, and treat as needed.

Pests and Diseases

Be vigilant against common pests like aphids, scales, and spider mites. Use appropriate insecticides or natural remedies like neem oil to manage infestations. Overwatering can lead to fungal diseases, so ensure a proper watering schedule and good drainage.

Note: While the Ixora Dwarf Red is a visually stunning addition to any garden, it's important to note that it prefers warm climates and may require protection or indoor placement during cooler temperatures.



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