Scientific name: Ludwigia glandulosa
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 15 - 40 cm (5.91 - 15.75 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 28 °C (68 - 82.4°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): North America
How fast these plants grow: Slow
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background
Cylindric Fruited Ludwigia
This plant is propagated by taking 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 a very slow growing plant but it is well worth adding to the aquarium as its colouration is stunning. It produces spear shaped leaves and the plant will stand out with its reddish purple colouration. If it is lacking in the required nutrients, the leaves will turn green and then start dropping from the stems. This plant used to be sold under the name Ludwigia perennis.