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Brocchinia reducta
Brocchinia reducta


 
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Price: $34.95
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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 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 4-inch pot. Plants are approximately 6-8 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. 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.

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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5 of 5 April 5, 2020
Reviewer: Brandon Forsberg from Laurel, MT United States  
Very nice plant!

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5 of 5 Beautiful plants February 25, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Americus, GA United States  
As always, my plants arrived healthy, beautiful and well packaged. Thanks so much!

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5 of 5 Nice an healthy! February 23, 2020
Reviewer: Chris S. from San Diego, CA United States  
It came in potted and well packaged. No complaints!

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5 of 5 Definitely the BEST place for carnivorous plants!! February 12, 2020
Reviewer: Allison Waters from Miles, TX United States  
All my plants arrived in great condition and came with very practical and useful information (without trying to upsell me)! You can tell that everything is from practical people that have been doing this for years.

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5 of 5 B. reducta shipping/condition February 10, 2020
Reviewer: Maureen Mailander from State College, PA United States  
The specimen was shipped on time, arrived quickly, and in great condition. It has been growing well since then.

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