Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Ixora

Specie: I. coccinea


English Name:


Common Name:

Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, and Jungle Flame

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Rubiaceae

Name in English: coffee family, madder family, or bedstraw family.

The Plant

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.

Special handling:

Special feature/remarks:

Its name derives from an Indian deity.