We are eight days and counting from the first day of spring. It is time to assess the damage in your gardens from winter’s cooler temperatures.
My Ixora plants currently have brown leaves. No surprise, the cold air affects this plant. Recommended zones for the Ixora plants are 10B-11. Highlands County is in zone 9. Every year I leave the brown leaves on my plants and add a 12-4-8 rose fertilizer at this time of year. The secret ingredient I use to give them a boost is Super Thrive, a growth enhancer. The bottom leaves will start to sprout green and the brown will fall off. Monthly fertilizing is the key to a continuous blooming season. Adding magnesium monthly will help with yellowing leaves. These plants are heavy feeders.
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