Ixora in the greenhouse

Stove flowering shrubs with fragrant flowers. Pot them in February or March in a compost of two parts peat, one part fibrous loam, and a fair amount of silver sand. Keep them in the shady-part of the stove while they are growing and in a lighter situation when they are at rest. Propagate by cuttings 2 to 3 in. long inserted in a temperature of 75 degrees in spring.

Ixora coccinea bas scarlet flowers, but there are now numerous hybrids in which the flowers vary considerably.

Jacaranda. Mimosa-leaved Ebony tree grown as a stove plant, chiefly for the beauty of its foliage. The flowers are blue. Pot in spring in sandy peat and loam, and prune into shape each subsequent spring. Winter tern perature should not be lower than 55 degrees. Propagate by cuttings inserted in sandy peat in summer in a temperature of 70 degrees.

Justicia. An ornamental foliage plant usually grown in the greenhouse. Pot in spring in loam, peat and sand. Propagate by cuttings inserted in light sandy soil in spring in a temperature of 70 degrees.

Ksempferia. Herbaceous perennials with fragrant flowers and lance-shaped leaves which are flaked with white above and purple beneath. Repot in early spring in loam, peat and sand. After flowering, gradually dry off and store under the staging. Winter temperature, 60 degrees. Propagate by division of the roots when repotting.

Kentla. Greenhouse palm, suitable for indoor cultivation. Repot in spring in a compost of equal parts loam, peat and silver sand. Propagate by seeds sown in sandy peat in early spring.

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