Common Name: Super Red Ludwigia
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 wide pots 6 to 15 inches in width with 3 to 10 bunches of cuttings in each pot.
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. This Ludwigia 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.
- Ludwigia can be very fragile. Be sure to handle this aquarium plant with care.
- Do not make drastic changes to the pond. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the plant.
- Remove the rubber band surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly prep pond plants.
- Loam soil will yield better growth.
Family Name: Onagraceae
Origin: North/Central America
pH: 6.0 - 8.0
Growth Rate: Fast
Place this lovely reddish-green oxygenator, Red Diamond Ludwigia, in 6-15 inch wide pots filled with pool filter sand, loam soil, or pebbles no larger than, 1/8 inch pea gravel and place on shelves in your pond or at the bottom of the pond tucked into the substrate, in full sun to part shade. To make the plant a little bushier, simply trim an inch or two off the top! Cuttings from this plant can be planted as the plant gets its nutrition from its leaves! Red Diamond Ludwigia can be grown indoors in an aquarium over the winter months.