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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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March 10, 2019
Reviewer: Thomas Owen from Fruitport, MI United States  
Very large plant

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Brocchinia reducta February 19, 2019
Reviewer: Raffie from Sausalito, CA United States  
Beautiful specimen and nicely packed!

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Worried bear the beginning but all has settled. February 12, 2019
Reviewer: Garrett Mccubbin from Plant city, FL United States  
The carnivorous plant arrived in good health and pre potted. I was concerned in the beginning because some of the outer, loose leaves began to brown and die off but after they did and they were removed the plant sprung into better health and began showing signs of growth.

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Delivered As Promised December 29, 2018
Reviewer: Jason Green from Rio Linda, CA United States  
Came well packed and looked good when unpacked.

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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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