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Brocchinia reducta
Brocchinia reducta
 
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General Description
 
Brocchinia reducta is a rare carnivorous bromeliad. Native to Venezuela, it grows alongside Heliamphora, the sun pitcher. Brocchinia reducta forms a tight pitcher-like structure that collects rainwater. The leaves are coated with a silver-gray powder that makes the leaf surface very slippery. As insects walk across the leaves, they fall into the reservoir of water below and drown. The plant then produces enzymes to absorb nutrients from the dead insect.

Caring for Brocchinia is very simple. Give it lots of direct sunlight, keep the soil damp, and occasionally add water to the pitcher wells.

Sunlight is the most important part of this plant's care. When grown in full sun, the plant will produce tall, erect leaves with a yellow hue. In lower light conditions, the leaves are green and floppy, a trait common during winter. So, grow this plant outdoors during summer to see its full potential. In fall, before frost occurs, grow the plant indoors in the brightest window possible. Overall, this plant is extremely easy to grow.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped in a 4-inch pot. All plants were propagated on-site from select mother plants in our collection and are well-established.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Parent plants are native to the mountains of Venezuela

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Plan can reach 2-3 feet.

Sunlight
Very bright sunny windowsill with as much direct sunlight as possible. Can be grown outdoors in full sun during summer.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil damp, but never waterlogged. Allow the water to drain through completely.

Soil
Use 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Day Temperature
70° - 85°F.

Night Temperature
60° - 70°F. Tolerant of cooler nights, but not at all required.

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B. reducta July 17, 2017
Reviewer: Duc Nguyen from Haltom City, TX United States  
I've always been interested in trying to grow this plant and glad to see you had it in stock. As always, it arrived in great condition. I am hoping it will grow well for me.

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Fantastic hard-to-find plant July 3, 2017
Reviewer: Johnathan Clark from Port Ewen, NY United States  
I had been searching for a B. reducta for my collection for years without much luck, but this broke the drought! The plant arrived quickly and in perfect health, and the seller was great to work with. Will definitely check here first for carnivorous plants in the future.

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No problem February 21, 2016
Reviewer: Mark Cohen from West Linn, OR United States  
All went well. The plants were fine and arrived in good condition.

Thanks again
Mark

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Bromeliad February 11, 2016
Reviewer: Bradley Desrosiers from Somerset, MA United States  
Carnivorous bromeliad arrived alive and in great condition was packaged well. Is still alive and well right now. I would recommend this nursery to others

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Brocchinia reducta January 20, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Cambridge, MA United States  
The plants were much larger than I expected.  A++

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