Specie: I. coccinea
Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, and Jungle Flame
Name in Latin: Rubiaceae
Name in English: coffee family, madder family, or bedstraw family.
Origin: native to Southern India and Sri Lanka
Growth Habit: common flowering shrub- I. coccinea is a dense, multi-branched evergreen shrub
Flower: Small tubular, scarlet flowers in dense rounded clusters 2-5 in (5–13 cm) across .
Blooming Period: produced almost all year long
Leaf: glossy, leathery, oblong leaves are about 4 in (10 cm) long, with entire margins, and are carried in opposite pairs or whorled on the stems
greenhouse or potted plant
Care and Handling
Soil: Use a good rich potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well), such as an African violet mix
Amount of water: Keep the soil evenly moist
Nutrition: Feed every two weeks during growth using a water soluble acidic fertilizer diluted by half.
Its name derives from an Indian deity.