• Ludwigia repens

     

    QUICK NOTES:

    Difficulty: Easy

    Type: Stem

    Size: 20 – 50cm in height; 4 – 6cm in width

    Position and Usage: Midground to background

    Growth rate: Moderate

    Lighting: 3/5 – 5/5

    Water Conditions: 22 – 28°C

    CO2: Recommended but not required

    Propagation: Cuttings

    Ludwigia repens

    C$12.98Price
    • Also known as ‘Water Primrose’, Ludwigia repens is an accommodating species well-suited to beginners. Native to North and Central America, it is an especially popular amphibious stem plant that can surpass 50 cm in height, though specimens may take months or even years to reach such a size. With incredibly striking red foliage, this plant makes an excellent midground to background focal point.

      L. repens is undemanding and will propagate quickly under favourable conditions. Hobbyists may trim plants as needed but should be aware that trimming may affect an especially bushy type of growth. Intense lighting will encourage deep red foliage colouration, as will appropriate iron, nitrate, and phosphate availability. Lower lighting results in more muted colouration, with leaves displaying a green top and pink underside. This plant prefers relatively soft water with a neutral pH.