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Ludwigia Ovalis
  • Ludwigia Ovalis

Ludwigia Ovalis

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Common Name: Oval Ludwigia

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: High

Co2 Demand: Medium

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 Ovalis, also known as "Oval-leaved Ludwigia," is an aquatic plant celebrated for its vibrant colors and distinctive oval-shaped leaves. Belonging to the Onagraceae family, this species is native to North and Central America. Ludwigia Ovalis is prized for its striking appearance, making it a popular choice among aquarists for adding a splash of color to freshwater aquariums. With its vibrant hues and unique leaf shape, this plant contributes to the overall visual appeal of planted tanks.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Ludwigia Ovalis
  • 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 Ovalis thrives in medium to high lighting conditions. Providing ample light is essential for the plant to exhibit its full range of colors.

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

3. CO2 and Nutrients: Ludwigia Ovalis 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 Ovalis 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 Ovalis requires moderate care. Attention to lighting, CO2 levels, and nutrient balance is crucial for maintaining vibrant colors.

Ludwigia Ovalis, with its distinctive leaf shape and vibrant colors, adds a touch of elegance and dynamism to planted aquariums. Whether used as a focal point or as part of a colorful aquatic arrangement, this species enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of freshwater tanks, creating a visually captivating underwater landscape.



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