Will Red Ludwigia Grow Leaves On The Sides?

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    New Fish in Town Well Known Member Member

    My red ludwigia plants keep losing leaves. New ones are growing at the top and healthy, but only roots are growing out the sides of the stems near the bottom. I wish the stems had leaves all the way to the bottom. Will I just have to wait for them to grow taller, fill in, and then cut them down again to get a full stem of leaves?
     
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    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    Many ludwigia are grown emersed before we get them. I've found that by topping them off and leaving the stem planted new growth appears quickly (replanting the tops as well of course).