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", after a Malaysian deity, or possibly from the name "Iswara", a Malabar deity.

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.

Plant Type:

Shrubs, Trees

Color:

Ixora comes in bright red, orange, pink, yellow and white colors. Red color is the most popular one.

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