Common Name: Red Diamond Ludwigia
Red Diamond Ludwigia is a less common ludwigia variation with very unique coloration. In ideal conditions these plants’ leaves are green on top and red underneath, adding a stunning dimension to the mid-ground of almost any pond. The vivid color creates a superb focal point.
Red Diamond ludwigia has oval, pointed leaves that grow with opposite pairs along the stem. The leaves can be green, orange, or light to deep red, depending on light conditions and time of year. These plants are very attractive when planted in multiples in each pot or planter.
In order to achieve the desirable bright colors in your Diamond ludwigia, you must provide high lighting and nutrient levels. Supplemental iron will bring out more brilliant red tones in the plant. Plant shallow in 2 to 18 inches of water for optimum growth. The plant can be grown submersed or emersed, and emersed plants will produce delicate yellow flowers.
Propagation can be achieved by taking cuttings from the main stem of the plant that are replanted into the substrate.
- Ludwigia can be fragile. Be sure to handle this pond plant with care and plant on arrival according to directions.
- Do not make drastic changes to the pond. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the ludwigia plant.
- Planting in loam soil will yield better growth.
Family Name: Onagraceae
Arrives Height: 5-7”
Growth Rate: Moderate
Plant in Loam soil 2 to 18 inches below the waters surface.
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.