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Ludwigia Brevipes
  • Ludwigia Brevipes

Ludwigia Brevipes

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Common Name: Ludwigia Brevipes

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: High

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: High

Fertilizer Demand: High

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Ludwigia Brevipes, also known as Broadleaf Ludwigia or Red Ludwigia, is a captivating aquatic plant celebrated for its vibrant red or orange hues and distinctive broad leaves. Belonging to the Onagraceae family, this species is native to North and Central America. Ludwigia Brevipes adds a touch of elegance to freshwater aquariums with its eye-catching colors and graceful form. Its versatility and striking appearance make it a popular choice among aquarists for aquascaping.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Ludwigia Brevipes
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Origin: North and Central America
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Medium to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Medium to High
  • Temperature Range: 64-82°F (18-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Ludwigia Brevipes thrives in medium to high lighting conditions. Providing sufficient light is essential for promoting healthy growth and bringing out the plant's vibrant colors.

2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to provide essential nutrients. A substrate with added iron contributes to intense red or orange coloration.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Ludwigia Brevipes benefits from medium to high CO2 levels. Regular dosing of a comprehensive liquid fertilizer supports robust growth and vibrant colors.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to manage the plant's size and encourage lateral growth. Trimming the tops promotes branching and creates a bushier appearance.

5. Water Parameters: Ludwigia Brevipes thrives in a temperature range of 64-82°F (18-28°C), with a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.

6. Placement: Ideal for midground to background placement in the aquarium. Plant in groups to create a visually striking and dynamic arrangement.

7. Propagation: Propagate through stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem and replant it into the substrate. The plant will develop roots, and new shoots will emerge.

8. Challenges: Ludwigia Brevipes requires moderate care. Attention to lighting, CO2 levels, and nutrient balance is crucial for maintaining vibrant colors.

Ludwigia Brevipes is a graceful addition to planted aquariums, bringing a burst of color and a touch of sophistication to the aquatic environment. Its rich red or orange hues and broad leaves make it a versatile and eye-catching choice for aquascaping, allowing aquarists to create captivating underwater landscapes.



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