Ludwigia repens, Broadleaf, colorful, EASY

Ludwigia repens, Broadleaf, colorful, EASY

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Part Number:REPENS06

Ludwigia repens grows to a maximum height of 15-20 inches, and if left untrimmed, it can creep along the water's surface.  This aquatic plant shows its best colors in moderate to high light conditions (2.0-3.0 wpg). It has an average growth rate in lighting conditions of 2.0 watts per gallon, where it can grow up to half an inch in one day. In higher lighting conditions, Ludwigia repens can grow even faster, and its leaves will display a vibrant red hue on both sides of its leaves. 

When growing well, Ludwigia repens will bend slightly towards the lighting source, and new stem branches will sprout from the main stem as the plant reaches the surface.  In addition to new stems, Ludwigia repens is also known to sprout out regularly roots along the stem's internodes. These roots are called aerial roots and can be pruned off to touch up the appearance of the plant.

Ludwigia repens can draw nutrients from the substrate through its large root system, but like most stem plants, it does well with regular water column fertilization. Micronutrients, low levels of nitrates and phosphates (5 and 2 ppm respectively), in addition to higher lighting schemes, will enhance the red hues of its leaves. This plant does well in a wide range of water conditions.

Ludwigia repens is easily propagated by cutting the stem in half and replanting the top.  The bottoms of the stems can then be discarded or left in place for new stems to sprout.


Scientific Name: Ludwigia repens
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Ludwigia
Origin: Southeast Asia
Plant Type: Stem 

Co2 or Co2 additive is recommended.

 You are buying one bunch, approx. Five or more stems. Stems are approx. 6" tall.

Plant Weight included with all bunched plants.

Planting Instructions

Stem plants are usually cuttings of plants that generally don't come with roots. This is how stem plants are sold in the aquatic plant industry, although at times, my stem plants may come with roots because I have been growing them out. All stem plants come with a plant weight that holds the plant in place and is safe for your tank. 

To plant, just let the weight lay on your substrate, and the stems will grow roots throughout your substrate. You can also plant the tips, about 1/4" in your substrate if you prefer.

Please go here for more information on planting. 

5 Stars
Beautiful colors
I love ludwigia! I've never had this variety, but its very pretty, and it makes a nice accent and adds a touch of lovely color. It shipped well, it looks great. Hoping I can bring out more of its colors!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from San Diego, CA. on 10/25/2013
5 Stars
ludwigia repens
I love this plant, it's so colorful and i really like how this can be trimmed and replanted. I recommend getting this plant for anyone, but if you want the redness to show make sure you have it in bright lighting.
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Reviewed by:  from vancouver,wa. on 5/21/2014
5 Stars
very pretty
I ordered quite an assortment of plants, this one is very pretty the colors pop! Shipping was perfect not one doa out of 13 plants!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from California. on 4/4/2016
5 Stars
Great Addition
I love the two-tone colors of this plant! I got it to fill the middle back of my tank. It is a great addition to my tank.
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Reviewed by:  from Wisconsin. on 2/10/2020
5 Stars
Great plant
Came in great shape after four days of shipping. :)
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Corpus Christi . on 6/11/2018

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