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Ludwigia Red (Ludwigia Repens)

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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!

Reviews (13)

  • 5
    Ludwigia repens
    Posted by Steve Brorsen on 3 Nov 2021

    Nice size, healthy bunches

  • 5
    Posted by Lisa shutter on 12 May 2021

    Arrived fast, perfect condition..great addition to our pond.

  • 5
    Arrived quickly
    Posted by Christine M Bacon on 26 Apr 2021

    Beautiful and healthy

  • 5
    healthy plants
    Posted by Anthony Cadieux on 12 Apr 2021

    I'm very pleased with the size and vigor of the plants I received.

  • 4
    Posted by Becky Antas on 15 Mar 2021

    Healthy, but not red like previous repens purchase.

  • 5
    Recent order
    Posted by Thomas E Warner on 9 Mar 2021

    All the plants , the ludwigia, the java moss and ferns, the babies tears ,the anubias, were all perfectly shipped and beautiful specimens! Thanks!

  • 5
    Stunning Ludwigia
    Posted by Jason Andino on 5 Jan 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Great plant!
    Posted by Julia on 16 Dec 2020

    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!

  • 5
    ludwigia repens
    Posted by Steve Brorsen on 27 Nov 2020

    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?

  • 5
    Posted by Jay on 6 Oct 2020

    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!

  • 4
    Posted by Manuel Alonso on 15 Sep 2020

    good. I like, Hope getting strong and grow.

  • 5
    Ludwigia Red
    Posted by Steve Brorsen on 23 Jul 2020

    clean and heal