Brocchinia reducta

SKU:
32012
$32.95 - $79.95
(56 reviews) Write a Review
Brocchinia reducta is a rare carnivorous bromeliad native to Venezuela. The plant 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. 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.
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Plants You Receive

• An established division of select mother plants.
• Small plant in a 3.5-inch pot.
• Medium plant in 4-inch pot.
• Large plant in 6-inch pot.
• All plants have been growing outdoors in full sun during the summer.  Most have the characteristic yellow leaves.  
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.  

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Mountaintops of Venezuela.
Sunlight: Partial to full sun.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day.  Always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.

Reviews

  • 5
    Really great customer service

    Posted by Josh Tolson on January 7, 2021

    I ordered a brocchinia reducta around Christmas and the plant had cold damage due to shipping delays. They sent me a replacement plant after New Years at no cost. New plant looks great.

  • 5
    Nice addition

    Posted by George Carman on December 31, 2020

    Pretty, but not a dazzler. Plant came in good condition and very handsome. A nice addition to any collection. Worth having.

  • 5
    Awesome!

    Posted by Angelo on December 30, 2020

    Im excited for this plant. Arrived quick and in excellent shape because of the care that went into the packaging. The plant arrived in perfect condition and is doing awesome.

  • 5
    Amazing plant!

    Posted by Noah Juve on December 30, 2020

    Couldn’t be happier! Came super quick and was a great size.

  • 5
    Awesome!!!

    Posted by Angelo on December 6, 2020

    Arrived quick and perfect. Plant is in excellent condition. Excited for this new addition!!!

  • 5
    Brocchinia Reducta

    Posted by Zonia Sanchez on September 13, 2020

    Beautiful rare bromeliad. Received in beautiful condition!

  • 5
    Great plants

    Posted by susan wysling on September 9, 2020

    Plants come very healthy. Growing strong

  • 5
    Wonderful

    Posted by Karolyn Wcislo on August 24, 2020

    Super packaging. Plant arrived in wonderful shape.