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
    Delivered As Promised

    Posted by Jason Green on December 29, 2018

    Came well packed and looked good when unpacked.

  • 4
    Growing slowly

    Posted by James Goldman on December 3, 2018

    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

  • 5
    Stunning Brocchinia

    Posted by Cody Cook on December 2, 2018

    This bromeliad grows quite well with my Heliamphora in my highland terrarium.

  • 5
    Brocchinia reducta

    Posted by Robert Stewart on November 19, 2018

    As with every plant I've odered from Sarracenia Northwest it arrived quickly and packaged very well. The plant itself was in great shape like all the other plants I've ordered. I love buying from Sarracenia Northwest.

  • 5
    Brocchinia reducta

    Posted by james harty on November 11, 2018

    Awesome! Superbly packed,very healthy mature plants!

  • 5
    Beautiful Plant

    Posted by Jose Torres on November 11, 2018

    A excellent healthy plant and beautiful very well worth the price.

  • 5

    Posted by Joel Valle on November 4, 2018

    Very good size strong plant. Very well packed quick shipping

  • 5
    Never disappointed

    Posted by kyle stepe on August 31, 2018

    Quality plant. Expertly shipped. Satisfied return customer!

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by Will Ranger on August 26, 2018

    I received my plant packaged perfectly and in prefect condition. It was decently larger then I expected and has already put out a new leaf!

  • 5

    Posted by Steven Dangelo on August 20, 2018

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on January 11, 2018

    This is a great deal for such a rare and remarkable plant. Mine arrived in excellent condition, with leaves up to approximately 7" long. It is very well established and larger than expected.

  • 5
    B. reducta

    Posted by Duc Nguyen on July 17, 2017

    I've always been interested in trying to grow this plant and glad to see you had it in stock. As always, it arrived in great condition. I am hoping it will grow well for me.