Common name: Glandular ludwigia, Red star ludwigia
Origin: Southern United States
In the right conditions, this ludwigia will grow quickly, producing intensely olive-green/pink leaves that stand out well in a planted aquarium. Regular trimming will keep the plant compact and tidy. Given very bright lighting and good all-round conditions, it is easy to care for and will adapt to most aquariums. The leaves will grow to 2 in (5 cm) long. Best planted in groups of five or more. With good care, this plant can be very attractive.
Maximum height: 8-12 in (20-30 cm)
Growth rate: Moderate to Fast
Light: Very Bright
Propagation: From cuttings and side shoots
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