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Ludwigia Inclinata var. Cuba
  • Ludwigia Inclinata var. Cuba

Ludwigia Inclinata var. Cuba

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Common Name: Ludwigia Sp. "Cuba"

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: High

Fertilizer Demand: High

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Description: Ludwigia Inclinata var. Cuba, often referred to simply as "Cuba," is a captivating aquatic plant known for its vibrant red and pink hues. This species, a variant of Ludwigia Inclinata, hails from North and Central America. Named for its origin in Cuba, this plant has become a sought-after choice among aquarists for its intense coloration and elegant appearance. Ludwigia Inclinata var. Cuba adds a dynamic and eye-catching element to freshwater aquariums, making it a popular option for planted tank enthusiasts.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Ludwigia Inclinata var. Cuba
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Origin: North and Central America (Cuba)
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Advanced
  • Lighting Requirements: 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 Inclinata var. Cuba thrives in high lighting conditions. Providing intense light is essential for the plant to exhibit its full spectrum of red and pink colors.

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

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Ludwigia Inclinata var. Cuba 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 Inclinata var. Cuba 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 Inclinata var. Cuba requires moderate to advanced care. Attention to high lighting, CO2 levels, and nutrient balance is crucial for maintaining vibrant colors.

Ludwigia Inclinata var. Cuba's captivating colors and graceful form make it a prized addition to planted aquariums. When well-maintained, this plant contributes to the creation of stunning aquascapes, where its vibrant presence enhances the overall beauty of the underwater environment, creating a visually appealing and dynamic aquatic display.



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