Scientific name: Ludwigia brevipes
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 15 - 30 cm (5.91 - 11.81 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.3 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 16°N (53.57 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 26 °C (68 - 78.8°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): North America
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
Long Beach Primrose
This plant is propagated by cuttings. It is very easily done by snipping off one of the lateral shoots with sharp scissors. Remove the bottom two pairs of leaves and carefully place the stem into the substrate. Always make sure that the stem is not crushed while doing this and in a few weeks the cutting should have grown a decent root system.
This is quite a hardy plant but to keep it successfully submerged, the lighting system must be bright enough. It can easily be pruned back by using sharp scissors and if the lateral shoots are pruned, the plant will bush out to form a strong plant. If the nitrates are kept low in the tank and the phosphates are high, the plant will take on a reddish colouration.