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Ixora Siam Ribbon Dwarf Red Curled Leaf Rare Unusual Plant


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The Siam Ribbon Ixora is a somewhat rare and not a well known type of Ixora that grows smaller and more compact than some, but a bit larger than others, with a mature size of about 2 to 2 ½ feet. It is likely native to Southeastern Asia, whether it is a cultivar of Ixora tawianensis or a different species is not clear at this time.  It was introduced into the Florida Nursery Trade by Agristarts a few years ago.  However, since it grows more slowly than several other types, it is not the best suited for mass production and is not widely available commercially.

The leaves are small, and grow tightly to the stems and have a unique and unusual ruffled edge which accounts for the common name of Siam Ribbon, Hindu Rope Ixora, or Coralillo.

It blooms prolifically through out the warm season with large flower heads made up of hundreds of tiny star-shaped florets ranging from bright scarlet to coral red orange, and is very showy.

Use the Siam Ribbon Ixora as a low growing hedge, mass plant it for statement and impact, use it an accent or lower tier in layered beds or incorporate it with other perennials in mixed beds. It can also be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

Available Size

4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Botanical Name Ixora sp
Common Name Siam Ribbon, Hindu Rope Ixora, Coralillo
Plant Family Rubiaceae
Mature Size 2 to 2,5 feet
Bloom Color Scarlet Red to Coral
Bloom Form Large head of florets
Bloom Time Warm Season
Zone 9, 10, 11
Fragrance None
Key Features Low growing, pretty, unusual foliage, profuse bloom
Suggested Uses Low Hedge, Mixed Beds, Mass Planting, Potted
Grower Notes Rare and not well known, unique and unusual foliage.


Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.






  • Model: OV-DI9K-0FB6
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 13 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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