Ludwigia Repens (Absolutely Stunning Aquarium Plant)
AS OF 5-21- These are slightly longer than the main red photo.....they are KILLER
Ludwigia Repens is awesome if you want a plant that doesn’t look like all of your other plants and is easy to grow, and looks great under a variety of conditions…..Ludwigia is that plant. Ludwigia Repens is the species I have kept the longest and it has brought me much joy over the year. I have been keeping it about 5 years and don’t ever intend on not having at least some of it around.
This plant has been grown above water! It is usually sunk for about 4 or 5 days before getting to you and usually starts to take on new roots down and up the stem before it melts it's old leaves and grows new ones! This process usually only takes about 2 weeks with these plants so you should see them bounce back twice as hard really quick!
It’s main attraction for me is its flexibility to a variety of water types, substrates and lighting. I have had it under bright lights (250 watts on 125g) Ludwigia takes a little while to get adjusted to your tank and might even loose all of its leaves, but it will come back. I have seen it come back from only a few leaves to be a thriving plant. The Ludwigia you are getting has been individually planted down into dirt and may or may not have rooted yet, but it is a much healthier plant because of this.
4-5 Stems or cuttings with roots of Ludiwigia Repens. NOTE: Ludwigia is one of the few plants that I hand wrap in paper and ship out. You won't be disappointed.
I've kept it in low light, (one single strip on a 75) and floating on the surface of a 75. It did well everywhere, obviously under better conditions it grew better, but it never really stopped growing regardless. Ludwigia Repens has been my gauge for how much iron to add to my tanks. When it is darker and purple underneath the iron is good, lighter, add more iron. It’s easy to cut and propagate. Typically if it is growing long and tall I’ll hack it where it’ll have a long stem to grow down into the substrate. This will make the plant fuller and look better. Although I keep it in my 40 high with only one strip and natural sunlight where it grows straight up and down, no side action… It also is great to break up an aquascape. The contrast of it with a long tall and skinny plant is great. I have kept it with swords, jungle val. Ect. This is a must have plant. It takes everything you throw at it, and grows well…
Care Scale of 1-10:
2 (grows better in good substrate or you can plant in plain gravel)
Grows fine in low light, but will give you a more light green and taller look. Under better lighting and higher iron will grow much more RED.
Where to Plant:
Love ludwigia. Plants shipped lightning fast, even with the Memorial Day special. Got a big bunch of ludwigia that's colouring up nicely in my tank.
The last time I bought plants from Dustin was about six years ago but after being kinda out of the hobby for a while, I'm back and wanted to get my 75 gallon looking great. These ludwigia repens plants are just as amazing now as they were six years ago! You can't go wrong ordering from Dustin. You get your money's worth, fast shipping, packed well, and quality plants that will last a long time.
Healthy strong and just what I wanted.
Have ordered a few times now and each and every order have been perfect. WE have a 50gal tank and a above ground pond outside. She sent me these pics today saying "Great! Love them, I only have one artificial plant left now. " so guess what? Yup, I'll be ordering again.
Second time buying, about 70% of the plants in this tank are from Dustin and he has made one of my dream tanks a reality. Service is unbeatable, dudes the best, been a fan since I was playing with legos. Dustins always inspired me to keep going hard with the tank life, Shipping was awesome, plants were perfect, never ordered anything live online before this. My inner silly goose came out and I ordered a heat pack in 90 degree weather to ship with my new plant homies, Dustin caught that and left a note with a refund on the heat pack, it was basically like getting the man's autograph, thanks for all the help over the years and can't wait to get more plants from you!😎👉