Ixora may be the most common flowering shrub seen in South Florida. For red color, ixora is popular in warm South Florida with blooms all year long, but maximum beauty is from late spring through the early winter months, peaking in the hot months. The many types used in South Florida vary with leaf size, plant height, flower size and flower color. Cut flower stems are long lasting brought indoors. Almost all ixoras do best in full sun. Planted in shady areas or with excess water on leaves, sooty mold usually sets in.