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

    Posted by Angela Stevens on January 5, 2020

  • 5
    Amazing Quality

    Posted by Mitchell on December 9, 2019

    Last time I ordered from these guys was 5 years ago and this was my first time ordering since than. As like prior everything arrived in excellent condition and packed professionally with appropriate insulation for the winter. Thanks for the amazing plant!

  • 5
    Purchased Broccinia reducta

    Posted by Michael Hogan on November 17, 2019

    I am so happy to say that the plant is excellent and well grown! The packaging was the most careful and protective that I have ever seen for any shipped plant!! Glowing feedback on all aspects of this purchase. Absolutely satisfied and overjoyed!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Chris on November 1, 2019

    Came extremely well packaged , and much larger than expected! I look forward to my next purchase!

  • 4

    Posted by Robert Carlton on October 29, 2019

    A very pleasant transaction all the way around. The plant, while it seemed a little worse for the wear, which is understandable, came very well packaged, safe and secure in its container. The care that goes into growing and shipping was obvious. Very well done.

  • 5

    Posted by Henry Lei on October 13, 2019

    Nice size plant for a great price

  • 5

    Posted by Jamie Riendeau on July 14, 2019

    It's doing awesome you guys do and excellent job.

  • 5
    Carnivorous Bromeliad

    Posted by Ricky Haag on July 14, 2019

    I have been searching for this but it was a very high price plant! Glad I waited for Sarracenia Northwest to have them in stock! Great price! Nice size plant! It’s actually growing outside here in Florida!

  • 5
    You won't be disappointed with SNW!!!

    Posted by Westley on June 22, 2019

    SNW has never disappointed me, always selling the best-of-the-best plants. I love the plant I got, nice, and healthy!

  • 5

    Posted by Thomas Owen on March 10, 2019

    Very large plant

  • 5
    Brocchinia reducta

    Posted by Raffie on February 19, 2019

    Beautiful specimen and nicely packed!

  • 5
    Worried bear the beginning but all has settled.

    Posted by Garrett Mccubbin on February 12, 2019

    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.