Golden Brush Ginger

A Beginner's Guide to Golden Brush Ginger Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Common Name: Golden Brush Ginger
Botanical Name: Burbidgea schizocheila

The Burbidgea scheizochelia ‘Golden Brush’ or just simply ‘Golden Brush’ is known more for its stunning inflorescence, as opposed to its foliage. The flowers that this plant produces are small and inconspicuous, nestled within the colorful bracts. Not to mention that the ‘Golden Brush’ also features long leaves that are usually green and serve as a backdrop to the vibrant bracts!


Golden Brush Ginger plant thrives most in bright, indirect light. Make sure to avoid exposing this plant to the direct sunlight, as it can burn its leaves!


Ensure that you keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged for your Burbidgea scheizochelia ‘Golden Brush’. We recommend that you water the plant when the top inch 2.5 cm) of the soil is feeling slightly dry.


Burbidgea scheizochelia ‘Golden Brush’ loves a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to provide good aeration and moisture retention. This will help prevent root rot. You also can create your own soil mixture by combining components like peat moss, perlite, and pine bark. You should aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level in the soil mix of around 6.0 to 7.0. This level is suitable for most tropical plants!
If you are looking to add organic matter to the soil mix, you can, as it will provide nutrients and also assist with moisture retention. We also suggest coconut coir for your Burbidgea scheizochelia ‘Golden Brush’.


Your Golden Brush Ginger will do best in a temperature range that is between 65°F (18°C) and 80°F (27°C). You should avoid your plant from being exposed to cold drafts, as this plant sensitive to them. Sudden drops in the temperature could stress the plant, so be very cautious!


Since the Burbidgea scheizochelia ‘Golden Brush’ is a tropical plant, it appreciates higher humidity levels. Higher humidity levels will help replicate its native environment. Aim for a humidity level of 60% or higher. To increase the humidity levels for your plant, you can mist the leaves, use a humidity tray, provide a humidifier, or group plants together. Also, avoid dry air.


You should fertilize your Golden Brush Ginger every 4-6 weeks. This will keep a steady supply of nutrients for the plant’s active growth. You should use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer with a ratio that is close to 20-20-20 or 10-10-10. 

Growth Rate

Usually, Burbidgea scheizochelia ‘Golden Brush’ plants can reach a mature height of about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm). Due to its compact size, this plant is well-suited for smaller indoor spaces. It is possible for this plant to grow taller, but that is dependent on factors like the environmental conditions, the care its provided, and the specific variety of ‘Golden Brush’ you have.  

Pet Friend or Foe

Golden Brush Ginger plants are pet-friendly! Friend!

Pro Tips 

  1. You should be pruning your Burbidgea scheizochelia ‘Golden Brush’ to keep the plant’s appearance and overall health!
  2. Any cold drafts and sudden temperature changes can stress this plant, so be cautious!
  3. During the winter months, you can reduce watering it to allow the plant to rest.
  4. Make sure to inspect your plant often for signs of pests like spider mites or mealybugs. If you spot any, address the situation promptly!

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