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May 12, 2017 10:30 AM CST

Does anyone know what this plant is called and what care it requires? (fertilization light etc)
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May 12, 2017 10:40 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Ixora sp. Maybe Ixora coccinea.

Good close up here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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May 12, 2017 10:40 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi KristyGarcia, Welcome!

Your lovely plant reminds me of Flame of the Woods (Ixora) We have others listed in our database as well: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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May 12, 2017 10:44 AM CST

Thank you, I wintered it over in my basement, and most of its leaves have fallen off. Now that it is spring, I want to see if I can bring her back to life, but was not sure where to start. Fertilize?
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May 12, 2017 11:01 AM CST

would this be good for the plant/tree I posted above?
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May 12, 2017 11:10 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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I'm not sure about when to fertilize because I'm so bad about fertilizing any of my plants. Ixora do prefer acid soil and spring would probably be a good time to begin feeding lightly. Use a plant food/fertilizer specifically for acid loving plants like azaleas and gardenia. I'd start with 1/4 to 1/2 the strength that's listed on the label.

If the plant has been in your basement all winter, gradually move it to a sunny spot. Ixora are landscape plants grown in full sun here in Florida; they will bloom in bright shade but produce more profuse blooms when grown in full sun.
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