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.
Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Pitcher Size Up to 24 inches.
Sunlight: Full to partial sun.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.
Temperatures: Tolerant of heat and cool temperatures. Always protect from frost.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Established division from mother plants, approximately 6 inches tall.
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 4-inch pot. Care instructions are included.
The first photo is descriptive of the mother plant in our collection. The last photo shows established divisions ready for new homes.
My Brocchinia arrived in perfect condition and I excited to add it to my collection. I moved it into a larger pot and it is enjoying it's new location.
This is an intriguing plant! Can't wait to see it grow!
I wish I could post a photo to this update. My B. reducta is so happy! It has produced four pups in under a year. It is growing very well. I am so happy about this purchase.
The Brocchinia reducta arrived to my home and was packaged as one would expect a delicate plant to be packaged. I cannot comment on the plant currently because I am waiting for it to grow larger. I have it in a great environment and take care of it as it should be, but growth is slow. I hope it lives and takes to its new home soon!
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.
Pretty, but not a dazzler. Plant came in good condition and very handsome. A nice addition to any collection. Worth having.
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.
Couldn’t be happier! Came super quick and was a great size.
Arrived quick and perfect. Plant is in excellent condition. Excited for this new addition!!!
Beautiful rare bromeliad. Received in beautiful condition!
Plants come very healthy. Growing strong
Super packaging. Plant arrived in wonderful shape.