International Carnivorous Plant Society
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Brocchinia reducta light preferences
Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 38(1):10-11
Published March 2009
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 (see Figures 1, 2).
Keywords: cultivation: Brocchinia reducta, lighting
Rice, Barry. 2009. Brocchinia reducta light preferences. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 38(1):10-11.
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