This show-stopping shrub has large, dense clusters of beautiful tubular flowers. Ixora’s come in different sizes, ranging from taller varieties that are perfect for medium-sized hedges to more compact ones that can serve as accent or border plants. Plant these floriferous plants in zones 9 and higher since they will sustain damage if exposed to prolonged freezing temperatures. If planted in zones 8 or lower, they should be used as annuals or as container plants. Container gardening will allow Ixoras to be overwintered in the home, preserving the plant for the next season. The blooms of this tropical shrub come in lively reds, oranges, yellows, and pinks.
Plant Ixoras in well-drained soil in full sun. These plants prefer soils on the acidic side, so amend alkaline soils. Prune occasionally to manage the growth, being aware that the more the plant is pruned, the less opportunity it has for flowering. Feed using a fertilizer formulated for blooming tropicals. Follow the product label instructions for frequency and strength.
Some of our favorites: Ixora ‘Maui Yellow,’ Ixora ‘Maui Red,’ Ixora ‘Taiwanese Hawaiian Pink,’ Ixora ‘Taiwanese Orange,’ Ixora ‘Taiwanese Red,’ Ixora ‘Taiwanese Yellow.’
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption.
Outstanding Features: Continuous blooming clusters, deer resistant, attracts pollinators
Ixora, Jungle Flame, Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods
Red, pink, orange, salmon, and yellow
Water daily when planted in the landscape until established. Water as needed after it is established, especially during the hot summer.
Plant in zone 9 and above in the landscape
Feed periodically during the growing season with fertilizer formulated for blooming plants.
High, bright light for at least 6 hours a day
Size depends on the variety. Check the card tag for specifics.
In zones 8 or below, bring inside the home when temperatures drop below 45 degrees. Place in a bright sunny location and water as needed.
Foxtail Ferns, Sweet Potato, Vines, Sedum