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Ludwigia Repens
  • Ludwigia Repens

Ludwigia Repens

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Common Name: Ludwigia Repens

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Easy

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Low

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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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 Repens, commonly known as "Water Primrose" or simply "Ludwigia," is a vibrant and popular aquatic plant admired for its striking colors and graceful appearance. Belonging to the Onagraceae family, this species is native to North and Central America. Ludwigia Repens is a versatile choice for aquascaping, valued for its ability to add a burst of color to freshwater aquariums. With its captivating hues and undemanding nature, this plant is favored by both beginners and experienced aquarists alike.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Ludwigia Repens
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Origin: North and Central America
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 59-82°F (15-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: Ludwigia Repens is adaptable to a range of lighting conditions, from low to high. However, providing moderate to high light enhances its vibrant coloration.

2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to promote healthy growth. While it can tolerate various substrates, a nutrient-rich base contributes to optimal development.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Ludwigia Repens thrives with low to medium CO2 levels. Regular dosing of a comprehensive liquid fertilizer supports robust growth and color vibrancy.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning encourages lateral growth and maintains a bushy appearance. Trimming the tops promotes branching and creates a fuller, more compact plant.

5. Water Parameters: Ludwigia Repens prefers a temperature range of 59-82°F (15-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5. It adapts well to a variety of water hardness levels.

6. Placement: Ideal for midground to background placement in the aquarium. Ludwigia Repens can be planted in groups to create a visually appealing and dynamic arrangement.

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

8. Challenges: Ludwigia Repens is considered an easy-to-care-for plant. It can adapt to a range of conditions, making it suitable for both novice and experienced aquarists.

Ludwigia Repens, with its stunning red and green foliage, adds a lively and dynamic element to freshwater aquariums. Its versatility and adaptability make it a go-to choice for aquascaping, contributing to the creation of vibrant and visually appealing underwater landscapes.



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