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.

Plant Type:

Shrubs, Trees


Ixora comes in bright red, orange, pink, yellow and white colors. The red color is the most common color.