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Brocchinia reducta light preferences

Rice, Barry

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 38(1):10-11
Published 19 March 2009

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Brocchinia reducta is one of those species of plants that has, at best, mixed support by carnivorous plant growers. The plant's problem is that it is usually relegated to the ranks of semicarnivory, or even noncarnivory. This is because it apparently does not produce its own digestive enzymes, nor does it seem particularly specialized for capturing insects. In fact, most photographs of the plant in cultivation show that it looks like a fairly unimpressive, urn-shaped bromeliad.

Keywords: cultivation: Brocchinia reducta, lighting

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Rice, Barry. 2009. Brocchinia reducta light preferences. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 38(1):10-11.

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