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PlantFiles: Fragrant Ixora
Ixora odorata

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Species: odorata (oh-dor-AY-tuh) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive einaudi On Sep 6, 2005, einaudi from Hana, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Ixora odorata, as the specific name implies, produces very aromatic flowers on a grand scale. The flowers are the best part of this plant: spherical star-bursts 10-12" across in shades of pink, white and lemon yellow. As with other Ixoras in Hawaii, these plants are susceptible to scale and aphids, which I control with Neem spray.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Hana, Hawaii
Kailua Kona, Hawaii

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