Ludwigia Red (Ludwigia Repens)
Ludwigia is found in a variety of forms that may differ in leaf shape and color. Ludwigia Red variety produces beautiful olive-green to light brown leaves which may get darker with more intense reddish hues as they approach the water's surface. We love this plant because it tends to produce leaves that vary in color and hue.
How to Care for Our Ludwiga Red
Ludwigia Red is highly adaptable and fast-growing. As it reaches the surface, the leaves become more compact and the stems will grow horizontally. Regular pruning is recommended and will keep the plant tidy, more compact, and healthy.
Ludwigia Red will grow best under good light. And, if your goal is to turn the plant’s leaves intense red, more intense lighting is recommended. The plant does not have any special requirements and should thrive in a variety of aquarium conditions. However, it will grow faster when planted in a nutrient-rich substrate and fertilizers are added.
- Minimum Lighting: Moderate
- Temperature Range: 71-83°F
- Tank Placement: Background
Because Ludwigia Red can grow fast and tall, it is a perfect plant for the background areas of the aquarium. It can be strategically planted to obscure or hide various tank equipment like heaters or canister filter intakes. Propagation of Ludwigia Red is done by cuttings and side shoots. Simply cut the top portion of the plant and planted it into the substrate. Using aquascaping tweezers will make this a very easy task.
Ludwigia Red is also available potted.
Plants at Modern Aquarium
At Modern Aquarium, our goal is to always bring you healthy and beautiful plants 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 anytime!
Nice size, healthy bunches
Arrived fast, perfect condition..great addition to our pond.
Beautiful and healthy
I'm very pleased with the size and vigor of the plants I received.
Healthy, but not red like previous repens purchase.
All the plants , the ludwigia, the java moss and ferns, the babies tears ,the anubias, were all perfectly shipped and beautiful specimens! Thanks!
All I could say when I saw my Repens was wow! You could tell each stem was taken care of by how vibrant the colors were.
I bought 5 other plants in one order, but these were definitely my favorite! They're a pretty good size and look to be in excellent condition! Placing a bunch of them in the corner made my kuhli loaches feel comfortable enough to come out of hiding and swim around them. Love it!
Really nice and fresh. A note: last time I ordered them they arrived on a very hot day. They were hot to the touch and fell apart within a week or two. The snails I ordered came with a small cold pack. Maybe one for plants in hot weather?
These plant took off like they were on steroids....look amazing in my tank already had to trim them cause they are growing so fast and healthy!
good. I like, Hope getting strong and grow.
clean and heal