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 represents passion and increased sexuality.
In Asia, they have been using Ixora for generations for ornamental purposes and also for its medicinal qualities to treat diarrhea and fever.
Ixora comes in bright red, orange, pink, yellow and white colors. The red color is the most common color.