Brocchinia reducta

(60 reviews)

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.

• Established division from mother plants, approximately 12-14 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.

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  • 5
    Excellent plant!

    Posted by Graham on May 31, 2020

    Largest reducta I've seen yet. Absolutely stunning.

  • 5
    Cool plant

    Posted by Tyler Matney on May 13, 2020

    The plant survived the short journey here and is doing well. I am excited to watch it grow.

  • 5

    Posted by Steven Kazmierczak on May 11, 2020

  • 5
    Looks great

    Posted by Jim on May 10, 2020

    Arrived in great shape. Doing well.

  • 5

    Posted by Brandon Forsberg on April 5, 2020

    Very nice plant!

  • 5
    Beautiful plants

    Posted by Unknown on February 25, 2020

    As always, my plants arrived healthy, beautiful and well packaged. Thanks so much!

  • 5
    Nice an healthy!

    Posted by Chris S. on February 23, 2020

    It came in potted and well packaged. No complaints!

  • 5
    Definitely the BEST place for carnivorous plants!!

    Posted by Allison Waters on February 12, 2020

    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.

  • 5
    B. reducta shipping/condition

    Posted by Maureen Mailander on February 10, 2020

    The specimen was shipped on time, arrived quickly, and in great condition. It has been growing well since then.

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by Will W on February 10, 2020

    Big fan of everything at SN

  • 5

    Posted by James on February 10, 2020

  • 5
    A carnivorous bromeliad

    Posted by Keith Coleman on January 13, 2020

    I've always wanted a carnivorous bromeliad to add to my collection, and I was happy to see it being offered by SN. The plant I received is a nice starter plant, and, as usual, it was packed for shipment very carefully. Even a heat pad was in the box. Thanks, guys.