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Brocchinia reducta

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Product number: AW-B_red.3
Product information "Brocchinia reducta"
Brocchinia reducta is the only known fully carnivorous Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad), while others are still in precarnivory. The water-filled leaf funnels contain glands on the leaves that secrete substances used to metabolize organic material. The glands above the leaf funnels secrete a wax, which is necessary for the catching mechanism, because the insects can no longer find a hold on the waxed surfaces due to the sticking of the legs with wax.
This interesting bromeliad is found terrestrially in the Gran Sabana and the summit of several tepuis in southern Venezuela to northwestern Guyana at 500-2900 m.a.s.l..
In nature it can grow up to 50-60 cm tall with its inflorescence.
Besides carnivory, the leaf funnels have the function of habitats for various other organisms. A well-known example is Utricularia humboldtii, which has the largest bladder-trap within the genus.
B. reducta can be cultivated on a windowsill without any problems.