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Ludwigia Arcuata
  • Ludwigia Arcuata

Ludwigia Arcuata

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Common Name: Narrow Leaf Ludwigia

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Advanced

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 Arcuata, also known as Needle Leaf Ludwigia, is a stunning aquatic plant celebrated for its vibrant hues and distinctive needle-like leaves. Belonging to the Onagraceae family, this species is native to North America and is popular among aquarists for its ability to add a striking splash of red or orange to freshwater aquariums. Ludwigia Arcuata's slender stems and needle-shaped leaves create a visually dynamic and appealing contrast in aquascapes.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Ludwigia Arcuata
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Origin: North 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 Arcuata thrives in medium to high lighting conditions. Providing ample light is crucial for the plant to exhibit its full range of colors.

2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to provide essential nutrients for the plant's development. A substrate rich in iron contributes to intense red or orange coloration.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Ludwigia Arcuata benefits from medium to high CO2 levels. Additionally, regular dosing of a comprehensive liquid fertilizer helps maintain robust growth and vibrant colors.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning is essential to encourage lateral growth and prevent the plant from becoming too dense. Trim the tops to promote branching.

5. Water Parameters: Ludwigia Arcuata 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 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 Arcuata is considered a moderate-level plant. Attention to lighting, CO2, and nutrient levels is crucial for maintaining vibrant colors and healthy growth.

Ludwigia Arcuata's needle-like leaves and brilliant coloration make it a captivating choice for aquarists looking to introduce a vibrant and dynamic element into their aquatic landscapes. With proper care and attention to its requirements, this plant can elevate the aesthetic appeal of planted aquariums, creating a focal point that draws the eye and adds visual excitement to the underwater environment.



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