Abundant sunlight and humidity for optimum growth and flowering.
Plant Ixora in moist, organic enriched and well-drained acidic soil.
Feed monthly with a water-soluble fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants. The most common pests of Ixora are nematodes, aphids, scale insects, and mealybugs, resulting in sooty mold.
Remove flowers when withered and dried leaves if any. Prune annually to keep bush in shape or to encourage flowering, instead of repeatedly shearing off branch tips which will inhibit emerging flower buds. It is susceptible to the yellowing of leaves (chlorosis) when grown in alkaline soil. Hence, Ixora, an acid lover, should not be planted too close to the concrete foundation, as it is intolerant of alkaline soil.