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
    Fantastic hard-to-find plant

    Posted by Johnathan Clark on July 3, 2017

    I had been searching for a B. reducta for my collection for years without much luck, but this broke the drought! The plant arrived quickly and in perfect health, and the seller was great to work with. Will definitely check here first for carnivorous plants in the future.

  • 5
    No problem

    Posted by Mark Cohen on February 21, 2016

    All went well. The plants were fine and arrived in good condition. Thanks again Mark

  • 5

    Posted by Bradley Desrosiers on February 11, 2016

    Carnivorous bromeliad arrived alive and in great condition was packaged well. Is still alive and well right now. I would recommend this nursery to others

  • 5
    Brocchinia reducta

    Posted by Unknown on January 20, 2016

    The plants were much larger than I expected. A++

  • 5
    I Bought Two. as I Knew They Would Sale Fast

    Posted by Ramon L. Nelson on January 5, 2016

    These pitcher plants are so different than any of my other pitcher plants, they hold your eyes watching an insect walking around. You just hold your breath until the poor little bug falls into and down the trap. Yaaa what a game to watch.

  • 5
    Brocchinia reducta

    Posted by Lana Weathers on July 28, 2015

    I am very pleased with my recent order. The plants arrived very quickly (especially considering they came from the other side of the country). They were nice sized plants well packed and in good shape. The instruction sheets were easy to understand and appreciated. All plants are growing well.

  • 5
    Carnivorous bromiliad

    Posted by Dave Chapman on July 1, 2015

    Brocchinia was in good condition and stable.

  • 5
    Brocchinia reducta

    Posted by Franklin D. Meglio on June 15, 2015

    Plants arrived on designated day , they were in great shape. They are very happy in the bog garden. Question, Do you have Cobra lillies for sale.

  • 5

    Posted by Christopher Huynh on June 14, 2015

    Very well packaged. Though shipping was a bit high, it protected the plant well.

  • 5

    Posted by Natch Greyes on June 14, 2015

    This was a gigantic plant! I was very impressed!

  • 5
    Nice, simple bromeliad

    Posted by Unknown on April 8, 2014

    I like the fact that I can grow it in full sun. I also like its erect leaves. They're not flopping all over the place like some of the other bromeliads. Can't wait to get some pups from it.

  • 5
    Another good purchase

    Posted by Hawken Carlton on January 18, 2014

    Plant came well packed, in good condition and actively growing. Always a pleasure buying from here!