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Bring a Pop of Color to Your Garden with the Burbidgea nitida Orange Ginger Plant

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Orange Ginger
Shrubs, Flowering Pot Plants, Indoor Plants
Zingiberaceae or Ginger family

1. Introduction and General Information

  • Scientific name: Burbidgea nitida
  • Common names: Golden Brush Ginger, Dwarf Orange Ginger
  • Family: Zingiberaceae
  • Native to: Borneo
  • Growth habit: Clump-forming perennial
  • Height: Up to 3 feet (90 cm)
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-12

2. Plantation

  • Soil requirements: Well-draining, rich, loamy soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0
  • Light requirements: Partial shade to full shade
  • Temperature: 60-85°F (16-29°C)
  • Planting time: Late winter or early spring
  • Spacing: 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart

3. Growing

  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist but avoid waterlogging
  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and summer
  • Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch (5-8 cm) layer of organic mulch to conserve moisture and suppress weeds
  • Propagation: Division of rhizomes in spring or fall

4. Care

  • Pruning: Remove dead or damaged leaves as needed
  • Pests and diseases: Generally pest-free; watch for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites
  • Overwintering: Bring potted plants indoors or provide protection in colder climates

5. Benefits

  • Ornamental: Attractive foliage and bright orange flower spikes make it a great addition to shade gardens, borders, and containers
  • Ecological: Provides habitat and nectar for pollinators such as butterflies and bees
  • Low-maintenance: Easy to grow and requires minimal care once established
  • Indoor growing: Suitable as a houseplant in well-lit, humid conditions