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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 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 4-6 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. Second 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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Growing slowly December 3, 2018
Reviewer: James Goldman from Philadelphia, PA United States  
Sturdy plant, but slow growing.  Looks healthy, but not vigorous.  
Carnivorous plants are difficult to grow, much like orchids, but this one looks fairly low maintenance

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Stunning Brocchinia December 2, 2018
Reviewer: Cody Cook from Fredericksburg, VA United States  
This bromeliad grows quite well with my Heliamphora in my highland terrarium.

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Brocchinia reducta November 19, 2018
Reviewer: Robert Stewart from Palm Harbor, FL United States  
As with every plant I've odered from Sarracenia Northwest it arrived quickly and packaged very well. The plant itself was in great shape like all the other plants I've ordered. I love buying from Sarracenia Northwest.

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Brocchinia reducta November 11, 2018
Reviewer: james harty from antioch, CA United States  
Awesome! Superbly packed,very healthy mature plants!

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Beautiful Plant November 11, 2018
Reviewer: Jose Torres from Spring Hill , FL United States  
A excellent healthy plant and beautiful very well worth the price.

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