Ludwigia Glandulosa - Bulk Pack of 200 Nos
Common Name: New Ludwigia
Plant Use: Background
Difficulty Level: Medium
Light Demand: Medium
Co2 Demand: Medium
Fertilizer Demand: Medium
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Description: Ludwigia Glandulosa, often referred to as "Red Ludwigia" or "Narrow Leaf Ludwigia," is a stunning aquatic plant that adds a vibrant splash of red to freshwater aquariums. Belonging to the Onagraceae family, this species originates from North and Central America. With its slender stems and lanceolate leaves, Ludwigia Glandulosa stands out as a crimson jewel, creating a captivating focal point in aquascapes. The intensity of its red coloration makes it a popular choice among aquarists for adding drama and elegance to planted aquariums.
- Scientific Name: Ludwigia Glandulosa
- 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
1. Lighting: Ludwigia Glandulosa thrives in medium to high lighting conditions. Providing ample light is crucial for the plant to exhibit its full spectrum of red colors.
2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to provide essential nutrients. A substrate enriched with iron contributes to intense red coloration.
3. CO2 and Nutrients: Ludwigia Glandulosa 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 Glandulosa 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 Glandulosa requires moderate care. Attention to lighting, CO2 levels, and nutrient balance is crucial for maintaining vibrant colors.
Ludwigia Glandulosa's striking red hues make it a standout choice for aquarists seeking to create visually captivating aquatic landscapes. As a dynamic and eye-catching plant, it enhances the overall aesthetics of planted aquariums, providing a touch of drama and sophistication to the underwater environment.