Brocchinia reducta


Easy to Grow: Moderate
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Summits of the cool Tepuis of Northeastern South America
Zones: 9-11

Brocchinia reducta is a carnivorous bromeliad with a tall, tubular, erect whorl of light green waxy leaves that are very slippery to insects. The leaves form a water collecting barrel where insects are trapped and drown.  With the help of bacteria to decompose this material, the plant then absorbs the nutrients. The leaves are lined with fine red veins that create a very pretty and distinctive look. In their natural habit of grass and shrub, they grow in nutrient poor, sandy, swampy, open sites. It grows in great numbers on the tepui summits and down their flanks to the grassy/shrubby lowlands. It is a terrestrial perennial, and it is without a stem.  The leaves and young plantlets grow up directly from the roots. In cultivation they prefer a loose, well draining soil that is kept consistently moist . Keep the bottom of the tube filled with water. They like it warm, bright and humid. The Brocchinia reducta flowers are small and inconspicuous, rising on long spires above the tube of the plant. Seeds are rare in cultivation. It is rare in cultivation, and a very unique plant for the carnivorous plant collection.

Unless ordered potted, plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species and not the specific Brocchinia reducta plant for sale.

Height: 4"-12+"
Plant Type: Perennial, cool semi-tropical
Soil: Nepenthes Mix works well
Light: Partial bright indoors, light shade outdoors
Use: Grows well as a house plant, and in cool greenhouses.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Jacob McNeer

Brocchinia reducta

sung won park

Perfect 👍

Orestes Cooper

My Brocchinia Reducta arrived in excellent condition and is doing well. I have purchased from other nurseries before this one is by far the nicest
So nice in fact I decided to order another.

Asher Weems
Arrived in good condition.

I got my plant with no damage and it looked like it survived the trip.

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