Hippeastrum and Ixora

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Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by Mustansir Billah » October 13th, 2013, 1:07 am

First try for hippeastrum Read a lot about it.
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The first leaf has wilted and When all the leaves have gone then Should I keep the pot in shade?
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Both hippeastrum are red but do not know the exact color and shape.

Red Ixora,
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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » October 13th, 2013, 10:40 am

Both will do well in Karachi. Hippeastrum looks a year old, it will not loose leaves looked after well it may flower in 2015.

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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by Mustansir Billah » October 13th, 2013, 12:36 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:Both will do well in Karachi. Hippeastrum looks a year old, it will not loose leaves looked after well it may flower in 2015.
JazakAllah Arif sb. But the nursery man told me that they would flower in this spring. :?

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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by Mustansir Billah » October 25th, 2013, 11:02 pm

Ixora is growing faster as it was in small pot when I got it from Nursery.
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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by Izhar » October 26th, 2013, 9:18 am

Your ixora is facing alkalinity in the soil... check the topic for soil pH and treat this yellowing of leaves for a strong and floriferous plant...

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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by mikhurram » October 26th, 2013, 11:38 am

The soil in Ixora pot can be made more acidic by putting used Coffee grounds and tea bags and mixing them in the soil. Used Coffee Grounds can be obtained free of cost from Cafe's like Gloria Jeans Coffee shop who invitably dump the used Coffee grounds in garbage cans and you can requested them to give it you. Used Coffee grounds in addition to making the soil more acidic also thwart pests. I have used them and they have work wonders for my Gardenia and Kungi Palm trees.

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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by Mustansir Billah » October 26th, 2013, 2:59 pm

Can I use sulphur for Acidifying soil?

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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by mikhurram » October 26th, 2013, 3:03 pm

Refer to a discussion about Soil Ph in Advance Knowledge section in which i had suggested the use of sulphuric acid and there are also valid suggestions by other members.

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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by Mustansir Billah » November 21st, 2013, 2:45 pm

Up till now ixora is facing alkaline soil. I have pour some sulfur in the ground under precautionary measures and waiting for the results which will be viewable in some months and also adding some lemon maybe it will also help.
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Re: Hippeastrum and Ixora

Post by Tahir Khan » November 21st, 2013, 4:51 pm

Water your Ixora plant with a diluted solution of Ferrous sulphate 1 teaspoon in about 3-5 liters of water and the leaves will get green again and plant will grow faster.

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