Ludwigia Repens (Absolutely Stunning Aquarium Plant)
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:
Came wrapped with care and alot of red considering it was just propagated. Had zero melt and within three days it was shooting roots and had grown well over an inch. Awesome!!!
Every stem of Ludwigia Repens has roots and full of leaves.
The Ludwigia Repens enhances visual interest by adding red to contrast the greens of most of the other plants in my aquarium. I may get more in a few months, once I see how these ones do.
My order was shipped on a Monday and arrived Wednesday. The Ludwigia Repens and Bacopa Monnieri were both in excellent condition, very healthy and generous amounts. In fact Dustin included 1 extra bunch of each plant, what an awesome bonus! Highly recommend and I will be ordering from them again in the future, thanks Dustin!
I received an effective total of 9 stems - 4 in each of two bunches, with one stem I was able to separate into two. They were packed expertly, with the root ends cradled in a sponge held in place by soft metal tie bands. There were a few minor insults to a bottom leaf or two on a few of the stems, but these were leaves that I removed as part of the planting prep work, so what I planted in my tank look like picture book specimens. The plants exhibited color that was a deep and vibrant light green. I will be very pleased if the tops of these plants exhibit a yellow "flame" when mature - they should make quite a statement.