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Ludwigia Dark Red

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Ludwigia Dark Red

Ludwigia plant comes in a variety of forms that differ in leaf shape and color. Ludwigia Dark Red is a round-leaved form with leaves that come in colors, ranging from olive green to dark red. The plant’s colors will be heavily influenced by the light intensity and fertilization.  

Care & Maintenance for Ludwigia Dark Red

Ludwigia Dark Red is a highly adaptable aquarium plant. If provided with good conditions, it will grow fast and reach the water surface in the aquarium. As it reaches the surfaces, the leaves will become smaller and the stems may begin to grow horizontally, creating an attractive overhead view and providing hiding places for small fish or fry.   

  • Minimum Lighting Required: Moderate
  • Temperature Range: 72-80°F
  • Tank Placement: Midground - Background

In order to keep the plant in its best shape, regular pruning with sharp aquascaping scissors may be required. Neither fertilization nor specialized substrate is required but the plant will grow better and faster if both are provided. Ludwigia Dark Red looks best when planted in groups in the background areas of the aquarium.

Ludwigia Dark Red is also available potted. Modern Aquarium also offers other varieties of Ludwigia plant species, including Ludwigia Peruensis, Ludwigia Super Red Mini, Ludwigia Red (Ludwigia Repens), and more.

Plants at Modern Aquarium

At Modern Aquarium, we strive to bring you healthy, beautiful specimens in every order. While the photos on our website are just examples of what you will receive, we do examine each plant in person before shipping it to you. If you have any questions about what to expect from your order, how to plant your new specimen, or the best starter plants for your tank, reach out to us any time!

Reviews (17)

  • 5
    My first order - I'll be back!
    Posted by Debra Gadebusch on 1 Jul 2023

    I bought several plants and they arrived in two days & in pretty good shape despite the heat. Please do read all the instructions MA gives for treating arrivals. I did find a few hitchhikers in the potted plants. Oh & Root system very good on all!

  • 5
    Ludwigia red
    Posted by Jason on 4 Oct 2022

    Shipped and packaged great, looks awesome in my tank

  • 5
    Posted by Nancy Conforti on 26 Jul 2022

    Ludwigia arrived well packaged, labeled and in perfect condition. As always!

  • 5
    Ludwigia Dark Ref
    Posted by Mike Montgomery on 22 Feb 2022

    Awesome plants. They have already grown at least 1-2” in a week

  • 5
    Posted by Rachel on 7 Jun 2021

    Came in just gorgeous and they are doing great, new red leaves already forming at the top!

  • 5
    Great plants
    Posted by Tracy Schultz on 2 Jun 2021

    Arrived in great condition and healthy.

  • 5
    Great plant
    Posted by Unknown on 19 May 2021

    Very pretty! Already noticed growth

  • 5
    Beautiful Plant
    Posted by Blaine on 22 Oct 2020

    Two generous bunches of healthy good looking plants. They were meant to be a filler but have become a focal point thanks to their beautiful deep red hues. Can't wait to watch them fill out even more.

  • 5
    Beautiful color
    Posted by Wendy Ford on 13 Oct 2020

    I'm so glad I ordered these, they add so much color to my tank. They are gorgeous!

  • 5
    Enough for both aquariums!
    Posted by Connie Peterson on 28 Aug 2020

    I have purchased live aquarium plants from at least 5 other on line stores and these were the absolute cleanest, healthiest, biggest plants that I have ever received! Even in our high desert temperatures everything looked great and they are all thriving in my aquarium!

  • 5
    Plants are beautiful. Quickly growing.
    Posted by Robert Castelan on 21 Aug 2020

    Ordered this product as the background plant for a fluval 9 gallon guppy tank. So far they were the perfect choice. Filling the background nicely. Tremendous color & growth so far.

  • 5
    Beautiful plants
    Posted by Mickie Stapleton on 1 Jul 2020

    I'm so excited with this plant. They are way bigger then I expected. I have bought other online places and these are amazing compared to the 2 strands I got from there.