Brocchinia reducta - Carnivorous Bromeliad!
Brocchinia reducta - Carnivorous Bromeliad!
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Brocchinia reducta - Carnivorous Bromeliad!

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B. reducta is more common in cultivation but can be tricky to find as plants are slower to divide.

Brocchinia are members of the Bromeliad family endemic to Venezuela and Guyana, where they can be found growing with Heliamphora on the Tepui Mountain range. 
These plants form upright growth resembling an urn which is perfect for collecting rain water. The leaves are covered in a slick white powder that cause Insects and other small invertebrates to loose foot hold and fall down inside. Digestive enzymes are then secreted to break down the prey and be absorbed by the plant. Fascinating! They make excellent Nepenthes and Heliamphora companions.

Brocchinia prefer intermediate/highland conditions and pure water constantly inside the “urn”. Full sun/bright indirect light preferred. 

Intermediate/highland conditions. Shipped potted.