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By Daniel_G
Posts:  5472
Joined:  Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:27 pm
#125855
Does anyone know how to care for this plant? As i'm planning on getting one to expand my collection even further.
What sort of soil mix does it need? Dormancy? What humidity, temps, and light does it need?

If anyone can answer just one or two of these questions i'd be most grateful :)
Dan
By bananaman
Posts:  2059
Joined:  Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:54 am
#125864
I believe the care is similar to Heliamphora because it is also from the tepui mountains.
So, it needs cool conditions, high humidity, high light, lots of water, and a soil mix similar to that of Heliamphora.
If you want it to look how it looks in the wild, you need to provide it a lot of light.
Otherwise, it will be more open, and look like any bromeliad.
So in other words, if you want it to look like this:
brocchinia wild.jpg
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(how it looks in the wild)
and not this:
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(how it usually looks in cultivation)
you need to give it really, really high light levels.

Recap:
Give it a lot of light!!



Photos courtesy of: http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq5060.html and http://www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/sh ... educta/398
By dimitar
Posts:  676
Joined:  Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:06 am
#125882
The mixture of Moorland Gold peat, perlite and horticultural sharp sand would be wise and work well ;)

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