Plant Care Ixora Dwarf Red

Ixora Dwarf Red

About Ixora Dwarf Red

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, Iron Tree, Jungle Flame and Maui Sunset

How to care for Ixora Dwarf Red


How often to water your Ixora Dwarf Red

Water needs for Ixora Dwarf Red
0.5 cups
every 9

Ixora Dwarf Red 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 Ixora Dwarf Red

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Jungle Geranium in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ixora Dwarf Red: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ixora Dwarf Red 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 Ixora Dwarf Red

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ixora Dwarf Red: 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 Ixora Dwarf Red after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Ixora Dwarf Red is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Ixora Dwarf Red

Ixora Dwarf Red

Ixora Dwarf Red

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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