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Brocchinia reducta [SM]
Brocchinia reducta

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Price: $21.95
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Stock Status: In Stock
Item Number:: 32011

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 called a "tank" 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 leaf well. That's it!

Sunlight is the most important part of this plant's care. When grown in full sun, the plant will produce tall, upright leaves with a yellow hue. In lower light conditions, the leaves are green and floppy. 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.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped in a 3-inch pot. Plants are approximately 4 inches tall and are expected to reach maturity within 2 growing seasons. All plants were propagated on-site from select mother plants in our collection and are well-established. Last photo is representative of plants for sale.

Please watch the monthly video 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.

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

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.

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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5 of 5 Amazing Quality December 9, 2019
Reviewer: Mitchell  
Last time I ordered from these guys was 5 years ago and this was my first time ordering since than. As like prior everything arrived in excellent condition and packed professionally with appropriate insulation for the winter. Thanks for the amazing plant!

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5 of 5 Purchased Broccinia reducta November 17, 2019
Reviewer: Michael Hogan from Richmond, CA United States  
I am so happy to say that the plant is excellent and well grown! The packaging was the most careful and protective that I have ever seen for any shipped plant!! Glowing feedback on all aspects of this purchase. Absolutely satisfied and overjoyed!!!

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5 of 5 November 1, 2019
Reviewer: Chris from New Port Richey , FL United States  
Came extremely well packaged , and much larger than expected! I look forward to my next purchase!

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4 of 5 October 29, 2019
Reviewer: Robert Carlton from Leander, TX United States  
A very pleasant transaction all the way around. The plant, while it seemed a little worse for the wear, which is understandable, came very well packaged, safe and secure in its container. The care that goes into growing and shipping was obvious. Very well done.

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5 of 5 October 13, 2019
Reviewer: Henry Lei from Pleasant Hill, CA United States  
Nice size plant for a great price

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