Outdoor landscape ideas can give your outdoor space more better look. One example of landscape ideas is using tropical Maui ixora plants. The Maui ixora is a popular tropical landscape plant that is often seen in warmer climates. The ixora is an acid-loving plant, so this means that you must fertilize it often. According to the University of Florida, planting the Maui ixora or any other acid-loving plant near concrete is not recommended because this may cause the pH in the soil to be too high for plant growth. Growing the ixora under the right conditions can produce green leaves and bright colorful blooms. The Maui ixora comes in a wide variety of colors such as red, yellow, orange or white. The Maui ixora likes full sun but will tolerate some shade. Pests such as mealy bugs and scale insects can adversely affect this tropical plant. Use a horticultural spray to eliminate pests and keep your plants looking their best.