Ixora winter care question for zone 8
I have a baby Ixora plant that is less than 6 inches tall and in a 1 gallon pot. How do I overwinter this plant in zone 8 if I leave it in a pot or if I go ahead and plant it in the ground? Our winters are so mild here that my graptoverias and echeverias all overwintered fine on the covered porch last winter - I never brought them indoors. Would love some care info on the Ixora.
Best to you and many thanks,