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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 (16)

  • 5
    Plant/ludwigia dark red
    Posted by Jody BeregeronMelton on 20 May 2020

    Beautiful and lush. Growing beautifully. I wish I had found this site sooner.

  • 5
    Looooove this plant.
    Posted by Kass on 6 May 2020

    I just need to get more now!

  • 5
    Beautiful Plant
    Posted by Jay Milliken on 29 Apr 2020

    This was my favorite plant that I ordered. It grows super well, it’s easy to plant/prune, and the red gets darker with more light. I highly recommend this plant.

  • 5
    So lovely!
    Posted by Hannah on 16 Apr 2020

    All plants came super healthy and way larger and more establish than expected! Really love the way my tank looks with these guys.