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Ixora is a tropical plant

Q:    I was given a pretty ixora plant as a gift. Should I leave it in the pot or put it out? What type of light does it need?

A:    Ixora is a tropical plant and is not cold hardy. They like a hot sunny situation. You will have best luck if you leave it in the pot, placed in a bright area.

Q:    I was given some pine lily which have been fine. Now the edges of the leaves are yellow. Are they in the right place?

A:    In the fall, some yellowing is expected. I think the plant you are talking about is also known as a pine cone ginger. They should be planted in partial light away from late afternoon sun. Cut out declining stalks.


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