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 flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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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Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
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