Written by Maggie
Oct 16 2021
When we grow Chinese Ixora, how to care for Chinese Ixora leaves twisting or drying? Let's see some tips of Chinese Ixora care.
The twisting of Chinese Ixora leaves may be related to soil or fertilizer. When we care for Chinese Ixora, alkaline soil or heavily viscous soil will affect the normal growth of chinese ixora root system, resulting in leaf twisting. During the growth period, if Chinese Ixora lacks nutrition, the branches and leaves cannot grow normally, and the leaves will be curved and twisted. The following are details of Chinese ixora care for leaves twisting.
Chinese Ixora leaves twist during growth, may be related to the soil, maybe the soil is not suitable. Chinese Ixora likes acid soil and is suitable for growing with loose, fertile, breathable and well-drained sandy loam. If use alkaline soil or cohesive heavier soil to grow and raise, the root system grows unwell, the leaf will twist. So we should supply acid soil with loose, fertile, breathable and well-drained sandy loam.
Chinese Ixora leaves are curved and twisted during growth, which may also be caused by malnutrition. During the growth period, Chinese Ixora has a high demand for nutrients, and sufficient fertilizers are needed for its growth. When we care for Chinese Ixora, if the fertilizer is insufficient, Chinese Ixora cannot grow normally, and the leaves lack nutrition, and the phenomenon of bending and twisting will appear. So we should give Chinese Ixora sufficient nutrients.
Chinese Ixora leaves are twisted. If the soil is not suitable, it is necessary to change the soil for Chinese Ixora timely. When we care for Chinese Ixora, Chinese Ixora is replaced with loose and permeable fertile sandy loam or humus loam, which is conducive to the growth of Chinese Ixora root system. During maintenance, Chinese Ixora can be poured once in 20 ~ 30 days with ferrous sulfate, which can adjust the soil.
Chinese Ixora leaves are twisted. If it is caused by malnutrition, Chinese Ixora needs to be supplemented with nutrients in time. In the early growth stage, nitrogen fertilizer is the main fertilizer, which can promote the growth of branches and leaves of Chinese Ixora. If it is before the flowering period, it is necessary to apply thin fertilizer frequently, and the fertilizer is mainly phosphate and potassium fertilizer, which can promote the opening of Chinese Ixora flowers and also prolong the flowering period.
The dry leaves of Chinese Ixora are related to light and water. If the external light is too strong, the leaves of Chinese Ixora will be dried up after sunburn. When we care for Chinese Ixora, excessive watering or rain after not timely drainage, Chinese Ixora root rot, leaves will also dry up. During maintenance, reasonable adjustment should be made according to different reasons to recover Chinese Ixora. The following are details of Chinese Ixora care for leaves drying.
Chinese ixora leaves become dry during growth, which may be caused by excessive light intensity. Chinese Ixora likes light and is suitable for growing in a full light environment, but it is not tolerant to strong light. Chinese ixora leaves become dry after they are burned by the hot sun in the summer when the sun is too strong. If the light is too strong, it needs to be moved to a cool and ventilated position for maintenance.
Chinese ixora leaves become dry during growth, which may also be caused by too much water. Chinese Ixora likes moisture and is suitable for growing in a humid climate, but it is not tolerant to waterlogging. Overwatering during growth can damage the roots of Chinese Ixora and dry out the leaves. If the water is too much caused by, we need to give it loose soil, drainage.
Chinese Ixora should carry out reasonable maintenance according to external illumination intensity when we care for it. Chinese Ixora can be preserved in a place with adequate outdoor lighting during spring and autumn. In summer, Chinese Ixora should be moved to a cool and ventilated place in time to do a good job of shading and avoid sunburn of branches and leaves of Chinese Ixora.
During maintenance, Chinese Ixora is not resistant to waterlogging, and it is necessary to water Chinese Ixora appropriately. When we care for Chinese Ixora in spring and autumn, proper watering is needed to keep the soil moist. During the summer, the amount of water is increased and the stems and leaves of the Chinese Ixora are sprayed with water. After dormancy in winter, Chinese Ixora needs to control water and keep the soil dry.