Ludwigia Repens (Absolutely Stunning Aquarium Plant)
AS OF 2.15.21 Slightly less red as we have had NO SUN!
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:
If you think the pictures look good, the real deal is even more amazing. What a color pop, and so healthy. I've had many runs with store-bought plants and IF they survive, they certainly never look this good. These are great in the middle to front of the tank, and they look like they've been there forever instead of just a few days. A++ to Dustin, Andrew and Whitney, thanks for doing what you do. I'll tell everyone I know to look you up.
Plant came in looking beautiful & healthy
Even with the delay in shipping due to the snow storm, this plant along with all the others, arrived in better condition that the plants I've purchased at my local fish store. It is acclimating perfectly and looks amazing in my tank. I have it in a 9 gallon betta tank and the tetras, shrimp, and betta all love it along with everything else we got from here. It currently doesn't have that striking red but that is to be expected, given time and the right amount of light, it should pop in no time! This plant was also rather large, not at all a dinky little stem, I was super shocked as this was the first time I've ordered from here. It was a lush gorgeous plant ready to fill the background of a tank!
Alright...I was expecting the typical small stems. The size of the plants and their health is undersold. These plants are the nicest I have received (locally or through mail order).
Tanks alot I’m happy