Ludwigia Natans 'Super Red'

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Common Name: Super Red Ludwigia

Family Name: Onagraceae

Origin: North/Central America

Height: 6-20”

pH: 6.0 - 7.0

Care: Easy

Light: Moderate

Co2: Not necessary

Propagation: Cuttings

Growth Rate: Fast

Ludwigia super red is an easy plant to keep that adds movement and dimension to the mid- or background of the aquarium. This plant has small, round, pointed leaves that grow in opposite pairs along the whole length of the stem. The leaves can be green or red, depending on tank conditions. These plants are very attractive when planted in bunches of 10-12 stems.

It is a versatile plant, but to get the desirable bright red color, you must provide high lighting and nutrient levels. High iron content will bring out more red tones in the plant. UNS Plant Food is recommended to allow this plant to truly thrive.  CO2 injection is not required but can help it grow more robustly. The plant can be grown submersed or emersed.

Propagation can be achieved by taking cuttings from the main stem of the plant that are replanted into the substrate.