This cosmopolitan stem plant turns red easier and is smaller than the well-known Ludwigia repens ’Rubin’.
Each stalk becomes 2-4 cm wide and 10-30 cm high. The plant willingly creates side shoots, but cutting increases the amount and leaves the plant even denser. The cut-off shoots can be replanted and they quickly generate new roots.
The plant becomes intensely red and grows better, when placed in light and with added CO2.
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
10 - 30+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.
The easy plants:
These plants can thrive and grow well in low-light aquariums.
CO2 supply is recommended because the CO2 supply, despite the low light, ensures the growth of the plants.
The time expenditure per week is less than ½ hour because the plants grow slowly.
Bottom substrate at the beginning and liquid fertiliser for weekly use.