I have lived in a place where Hydrangeas just grow without any maintenance, as in literally even when I forget watering them for a day, they have no effect! Growing flowering plants here, every time I looked at an Ixora, I was reminded of Hydrangea. After pondering over it a gazillion times, I bought myself a beautiful pink big leaf Hydrangea.
Oh, the stress of keeping it alive!! I watered it twice a day in the beginning. Now the plant seems to hold a bit, so I am watering it once a day. In the excitement of buying new plants for the community, I missed my timing. And you should see the state of the plant now! FYI, I am still to find a suitable place for the plant, so for now it stays in the shady balcony area.