Ixora (Jungle Flame; Flame of the Woods)

Ixora is a genus in the Rubiaceae family, native to the tropical and subtropical regions. It is a large genus containing about 550 species of shrubs and small trees.
Ixora is a popular flowering plant among gardeners because of its rounded shape, showy flowers and attractive, glossy foliage.

Name meaning

The genus name comes from the Sanskrit word “Ikvana”, which is the name of a Malaysian deity, or it was derived from the name “Iswara”, which represents a Malabar deity.

The common names  “Jungle Flame” and “Flame of the Woods” comes from its bright red color.

Ixora symbolism

Ixora represents passion and increased sexuality.

Interesting facts about Ixora

In Asia, they have been using Ixora for generations for ornamental purposes and also for its medicinal qualities to treat diarrhea and fever.

Ixora Plant Data