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Burbidgea schizocheila, Golden Brush, Dwarf Orange Ginger, Voodoo Flame Ginger

Burbidgea schizocheila

Golden Brush, Dwarf Orange Ginger, Voodoo Flame Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Indo-Malayan region
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterEpiphyte plantYellow, orange flowers

Native to the Indo-Malayan region, Burbidgea schizocheila is a small plant usually reaching 2-5 ft in height and prefers semi-shade. While the Golden Brush prefers regular watering, it is tolerant of some drought, so it is better to let it dry out a bit in between watering sessions. During the growing and blooming season, it appreciates some extra humidity and should be misted regularly. During the spring and summer months, it needs to be fertilized every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer, diluted to half strength.

Golden Brush can be grown in USDA Zone 9-11. When it comes to growing the Golden Brush in a pot, it can be done in cold regions as long as they are brought inside in the fall. A well-draining potting soil with added perlite or sand is essential, as is keeping the soil evenly moist, with a little bit of extra water during the warmer months.

To grow the Golden Brush successfully, it is important to give it the best of care. Keep the plant in a semi-shady spot, out of direct sun and with regular misting. Make sure to fertilize regularly during the growing season and to keep the soil evenly moist. With the right care, these plants can reward you with beautiful yellow and orange blooms all through the growing season.

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Burbidgea schizocheila - Voodoo Flame Ginger

A dwarf ginger that is hard to find, but well worth it. Intermittently throughout the year, bright golden-orange cones will appear above the glossy dark green, maroon-backed leaves. Individual flowers will open and last for a period of about two weeks during each bloom cycle. Has a very upright growth habit. An excellent indoor plant, it should be kept out of direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves, and should be kept in a container even outdoors, as they are very cold-tender and must be brought inside in the fall. When repotting, take care that only the roots are burried in the soil or potting medium, as it is a bit of an epiphyte (air plant) and the rhyzome must remain above ground level.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
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