Plant Care Iron Tree

Iron Tree

About Iron Tree

Ixora is a woody, evergreen, flowering shrub native to southeast Asia. It grows in a bushy, rounded form with 4" long, glossy, dark evergreen leaves and summer blooms of 4 petaled red flowers in 5" wide cymes. Ixora prefers full sun in moist, well-drained, acidic but organically rich soils.


Embothrium coccineum

Also known as

Jungle Geranium, Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, Maui Sunset and Ixora Dwarf Red

How to care for Iron Tree


How often to water your Iron Tree

Water needs for Iron Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Iron Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Iron Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Jungle Geranium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Iron Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Iron Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Iron Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Iron Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Iron Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Iron Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Iron Tree

Iron Tree

Iron Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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