1000 – 1500 lux – Bright, 500 – 1000 lux – Medium
5, 6, 7, 8
5mg per Litre, 0mg per Litre, 10mg per Litre, 20mg per Litre
What you will receive:
5 strands of Ludwigia
Far from creeping, this fast growing North American native will provide a quick cover for fish. Olive-green leaves are reddish on the underside and form large mats of foliage. In ponds, they produce brilliant yellow flowers. Plants can survive with only three hours of direct sunlight each day but they prefer as much as possible. They grow natively along streams, swamps, and around ponds and can be invasive in earth-bottom ponds. Plants can be submerged in up to four inches of water. These are good for indoor aquariums too! The plant typically grows to a height of 12 to 20 inches. The width of each stem is about 2 to 3 inches, based on leaf growth. In order to achieve strong shoots the substrate should be nutrient rich and light intensity high. The red color is more intense if proper lighting is provided. Three to five strong specimens can be used for the mid to background area. Ludwigia repens can grow well in both very soft and hard water although soft, slightly acidic water is best. Optimum growth temperature is 75 to 79 degrees, although it can grow in temps from 59 to 79 degrees.