Ludwigia repens

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What is best lighting and nutrients are needed to get this plant red? I dose flourish once a day, excel half dose twice weekly and floral pride (iron potassium) per water change for amount I replenish. Any other advice? Cuz mine is bright green ! Looks great but would love them to be red

 

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It sounds like you have things covered. It does ok in low light, but a little better in medium lighting. Perhaps you don't have ludwigia repens. There are many varieties of ludwigia and they are often mislabeled. Do you have a photo you could post.

I have ludwigia repens and the true "red" ludwigia varieties. The repens should always have a little bit of pinkish tones. It is green when it is a fresh sprout but as it gets taller it gets the pink/red tones.
 
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That's the best I can do till morning but I can see red under the new leaves I have more than that one stock and I put a seachem gravel tab under them for when they root



Btw Dolfan I got a 5.5g tank I'm going to make specifically shrimp thank you so much for that thread I feel like I'll have a great start with cherry red shrimp. I was gonna try about ten and see where it goes

 

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Your photo looks like a new plant, so maybe it just needs time to color up some.
 

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What is best lighting and nutrients are needed to get this plant red? I dose flourish once a day, excel half dose twice weekly and floral pride (iron potassium) per water change for amount I replenish. Any other advice? Cuz mine is bright green ! Looks great but would love them to be red
Did you mean excel once a day and flourish in half doses twice weekly?
 
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Yeah sorry I get those two mixed around. But I dose carbon once a day and micro nutrients half dose twice weekly

 
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