Ludwigia repens - Red Ludwigia or Broad Leaf Ludwigia

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Common Name - Red Ludwigia or Broad Leaf Ludwigia

Proper Name - Ludwigia Repens

Temperature Range - 60 to 84 Fahrenheit

Optimum Growth Temperature - 74 to 80 Fahrenheit

Placement in tank - Mid Ground to Back Round

Lighting - Medium to high lighting or 2 wattage per gallon to 4 wattage per gallon, but can grow red under 2 wattage per gallon with a good amount of fertilizers, Co2 and flow

Maximum size - 20 inches or 1 foot 8 inches

Growth rate - Fast (in the right conditions)

Difficulty - Easy

Origin - North America

Category - Stem Plant

PH - 5 to 8

Can be grown out of water - Yes

Needs added fertilizers ~ no, but will Benifit from them

Needs added Co2 ~ no, but will Benifit from it


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Ludwigia repens can be grown in most aquariums with these few requirements, as long as you can provide the things listed above your plant should grow beautifully.

This plant usually grows to about 20 inches at MAX, that is why it is usually advised for mid to backround and the width of each stem is 2 to 3 inches, depending in the leaf growth. Ludwigia Repens colors vary depending on the lighting, they are a light green when in 2 WPG light color red on 3 WPG and a very rich color of red in 4 WPG and brighter, but this plant can grow red under as little as 2 WPG with a good amount of ferts, Co2 and a little flow.

This Ludwigia originates from North America. It can tolerate a range of temperatures that vary from 60 to 80 but for the most growth you should place it in a tank with temperatures ranging from 74 to 80.

In my own experience this ludwigia is a very beautiful plant with very few requirements to grow well, and almost always will grow very fast, I also have noticed that these plants usually experience melt when introduced to a new aquarium. but it is not very bad only a few leaves. not all of them the melt is not as bad with this plant


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