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PlantFiles: Hybrid Ixora
Ixora 'Maui'

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maui

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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5 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral krysta1us On Apr 8, 2014, krysta1us from Mount Pleasant, SC wrote:

Love this plant but may not be suitable for the coast of SC. Had an unexpected harsh winter this year. My 2 Ixoras have lost all of their leaves and look pretty sad. Will give them another couple of months but not very hopeful. Any recommendations for a plant that can handle full sun and be a compliment in the front of the house. Need two. Tried hydrangeas but they couldn't handle the sun.

Neutral jfneid On Jan 16, 2010, jfneid from Palm City, FL wrote:

We have just had several days of nighttime frost in Southern Florida. Sadly, the ixora have now dropped their leaves. If the plant is still viable because the stems are green and not brown, how long will it be before the plant refoliates?

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

These are very popular plants in South Florida, but are hardly ever seen planted where they really look nice. They tolerate heat and drought, full sun and alkaline soil, and they are used all over because of it, but they won't look good under those conditions. Ixoras planted under a high canopy, in rich, woodsy, acidic soil will thank you!

Positive Jode 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.

Positive vossner On Aug 15, 2006, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've had a plant for a year. Died to the ground last winter, I thought I had lost it. It started peeking out in May. Not much to look at and no blooms at present. Planted inground, full sun. Meanwhile a local business in my community has several brick planters full of ixora and those babies bloom year round! I don't have a good feel for how to best care for this plant.

Positive pheitmeyer On Aug 14, 2006, pheitmeyer from Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Found a baby in the local discount home builder. Planted in May & still doing well in August in full sun despite the heat. Some shade from Palm in mid morning otherwise full sun.

Positive Connie_G On Jul 28, 2006, Connie_G from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I just bought 2 of these at the local HD. I know I'll have to bring them in when it gets cold, but since I have a purple/orange/all greens color scheme, had to have them! I'll try to remember to post their progress...

2008 Spring: Just bought 14 of these wonderful plants!! I don't really care that they freeze; they are worth buying as annuals for all the blooming they do until the first frost!

I've noticed as of April 1 that some leaves seem to be burning already! I may have to move these (noooo...all those holes!!) under some trees.


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

Mesa, Arizona
Orange, California
Apopka, Florida
Big Pine Key, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Marathon, Florida
Miami, Florida
North Port, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Parrish, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida
Sanford, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Winter Garden, Florida
Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
Alice, Texas
Austin, Texas
El Campo, Texas
Port Lavaca, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
St John, Virgin Islands

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