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PlantFiles: Ixora, Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, Jungle Geranium
Ixora coccinea 'Maui Sunset'

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Species: coccinea (kok-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maui Sunset
Hybridized by Hines Horticulture

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
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


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hoosierquilt On Aug 16, 2014, hoosierquilt from Vista, CA wrote:

Grows very well here in San Diego country. Blooms are spectacular. Needs little pampering, just protection from any rare temps below 32 degrees in our area.

Neutral macybee On Sep 27, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Ixora - Jungle Flame
From tropical regions of Africa, Asia and islands of the Pacific, this a large genus of about 400 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees, some with spectacular heads of scarlet, orange, yellow, pink or white flowers. They have glossy, deep green leaves. In Asia, the roots of ixoras are used to make a medicine said to alleviate stomach ailments and cure dysentery. These shrubs are used for massed bedding, hedges and screens, and can be grown in containers.
Cultivation: Ixoras need a warm, frost-free climate to grow outdoors as they are frost tender; in the tropics, they appreciate a part-shaded position, and in cooler climates they are grown in greenhouses. Humus-rich, moist but freely drained, friable soils and high humidity suit them best, and they need regular water during the warmer months. Light pruning after flowering in fall or late winter will maintain shape; spent flowerheads should also be removed. Propagate from cuttings in summer or from seed in spring.
Ixora coccinea - Jungle Geranium
From tropical Southeast Asia, this neat, rounded evergreen shrub reaches a height of 3' with a spread of 5'. Small, scarlet, tubular flowers borne through summer in dense, ball-like clusters among the 4" long, dark green leaves may be followed by cherry-sized black fruit.
Zones 11-12

Positive marjan On Jul 15, 2007, marjan from Winter Garden, FL wrote:

The ixora's grow wonderfully in Florida. I have them in full sun in the Florida heat and they continue to bloom all year round with no maintenance. Highly recommend!

Positive Jode On Jun 14, 2007, Jode from Rowlett, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Evergreen perennial to 40, annual in colder regions. This is absolutely one of my favorites because of the flower cluster and its vibrant color.


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

Glendale, Arizona
Vista, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Key West, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Miami, Florida
North Port, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida
Bay City, Texas
Broaddus, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Spring, Texas

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