Ixora, Jungle Flame
Ixora singaporensis

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Species: singaporensis (sing-uh-por-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Lanett, Alabama

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Rotonda West, Florida

Winter Garden, Florida

Kenner, Louisiana

Madisonville, Louisiana

Dallas, Texas

El Campo, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 4, 2005, nature_girl from Singapore
wrote:

One can tell by the ixora's scientific name, 'Ixora Singaporensis' that this plant grows VERY commonly in Singapore. This is probably the most common plant in all of Singapore and is often seen growings as hedges by roadsides. It always has flowers, and some people like to peel the fallen flowers of its petals and eat the nectar tube inside. They claim that it is sweet and delicious. I personally find this plant beautiful and rather hardy, and I really like it.

Positive

On Nov 16, 2003, leanna wrote:

Grows in Austin, Texas. Yellow blooms most of the year. Needs to be wrapped to avoid freezing on cold nights.