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Ixora, Flame Of The Wood, Jungle Flame
Scientific Name: Ixora coccinea L.
Synonym:
Family: Rubiaceae
Ixora, Flame Of The Wood, Jungle Flame (Ixora  coccinea)
Ixora coccinea in an Acapulco hotel garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-27
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, established plants often recovers after being frozen to the ground

Heat Tolerance: Light shade, and heavy mulching to help it go through the summer heat in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade

Origin: India, Sri Lanka

Growth Habits: Evergreen densely branched shrub, 18 inches to 10 feet tall (0.45-3 m) depending on the cultivar; gray stems and branches; glossy, dark green, oblong, mostly sessile leaves, up to 6 inches long (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep soil moist in summer, regular water in winter, tolerates light salt spray, prefer slightly acidic soils

Propagation: Semi-ripe cuttings in summer, suckers from lateral roots


In the tropics, Ixoras are commonly found, almost continuously showing they bright red blossoms.

A yellow cultivar, also in an Acapulco garden

Cultural Practices:
Use fertilizer for acid loving plants to avoid chlorosis

Blooming Habits:
Red, orange, pink, or yellow tubular flowers with four or five calyx lobes, in loose, corymb-like cymes, 2 to 5 inches across (5-12 cm)

Fruiting Habits:
Black berry


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