Ixora, Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, Jungle Geranium
Ixora coccinea 'Maui Red'

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Species: coccinea (kok-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maui Red

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Glendale, Arizona

Livermore, California

Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Vista, California

Yorba Linda, California

Saint Cloud, Florida

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Broaddus, Texas

Houston, Texas (3 reports)

New Ulm, Texas

Roma, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

7
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 22, 2012, zoiesmom from Tuttle, OK wrote:

I gave this a neutral rating because I bought 2 plants; planted them 2 feet apart in the same bed. One is flourshing, healthy and beautiful, the other the leaves are curling and dropping. Don't think it's gonna make it to dinnertime.
What did I do wrong?

Positive

On Mar 19, 2012, johnchen99 from Livermore, CA wrote:

Slow growing in Livermore, CA due to low humidity. These re grown partial shade under giant king palms and senegal palms.

Positive

On Jan 15, 2012, coastalzonepush from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

this ixora is exceptional for large blooms and tropical color. i can't decide if i like this one better than 'nora grant'. but unfortunately, i lost mine over the summer (still don't know how) so i will just have to get another because it is a must have for me.

Positive

On Jan 1, 2011, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I got tired of the poor thing getting hit with cold weather just as it's flowering. So I dug it up, split the multi stemmed root, and stuck what broke off into the wet soil. It probably won't bloom this year but there wasn't a dead branch in the bunch.

Positive

On Dec 18, 2010, Nicole65 from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

I have had my plant for several years and love it. However, it looks really scrawny - long branches but doesn't seem as full as it did when I bought it. If I cut it back, will it regrow?

Positive

On Dec 10, 2010, ThomPotempa from Houston, TX wrote:

One of my wife's favorite flowers.

They looked really ugly after the freeze last winter. I whacked off everything down to the roots and covered them with mulch (yah, I know, its a yankee thing).

They came back

Positive

On Jul 8, 2008, Tetrazygia from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Connie, Ixoras will take full sun but look MUCH better in partial shade. Ixoras planted in rich, acidic soil and shade from a high canopy really thrive.

Neutral

On Apr 13, 2008, Connie_G from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I had about 6 of these last summer and they bloomed constantly as an "understory" plant on my deck. I looked them up and it says Sun to Part Shade, so this year I planted them by the pool...full sun. NO BLOOMS since those they had at Home Depot when I got them!

What's wrong? Do they not like our sun? It's not even June yet! Do I need to move them? I have a place to move some of them...I bought about 15!!

Positive

On Jul 23, 2007, Jode from Rowlett, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I just LUV this plant! Hines Horticulture notes: Evergreen perennial to 40F, annual in colder regions. Bright red flower clusters in summer. Protect from frost. Home Depot notes: Cold Hardiness 40-30F. Protect from drying winds and hot afternoon sun. Thrives in semi-moist, well-drained acidic soil.