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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. Plants are approximately 8 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.

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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Never disappointed August 31, 2018
Reviewer: kyle stepe  
Quality plant. Expertly shipped. Satisfied return customer!

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Great plant August 26, 2018
Reviewer: Will Ranger from Neenah, WI United States  
I received my plant packaged perfectly and in prefect condition. It was decently larger then I expected and has already put out a new leaf!

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August 20, 2018
Reviewer: Steven Dangelo from Lincoln Park, NJ United States  


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Exceptional January 11, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
This is a great deal for such a rare and remarkable plant. Mine arrived in excellent condition, with leaves up to approximately 7" long. It is very well established and larger than expected.

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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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