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Ludwigia helminthorrhiza

Ludwigia helminthorrhiza

Scientific name: Ludwigia helminthorrhiza

Family: Onagraceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 2 - 5 cm (0.79 - 1.97 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 5.8 - 7.4

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 18°N (53.57 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 20 - 26 °C (68 - 78.8°F)

Reproduction of the plant: Lateral shoots

Origin (in the wild): South America

How fast these plants grow: Normal

Recommended substrate: Without substrate

Demands on lighting: Bright

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Floating



Common Names

Bushy Seed box, Rattlebox


South and Central America


This plant produces adventitious shoots that develop plantlets on them. As they plantlets form new root systems, the shoot will break away from the mother plant leaving the new plants to drift away.



Short Description

This plant is found on the banks of rivers or lakes and can also be found in marshy areas. It can spread quite quickly if given the right conditions but will normally grow at a steady pace in the aquarium. It floats due to the roots being air filled and if required the plants can be anchored down to be grown totally submerged. Under intense lighting the leaves will take on a reddish colouration but if the leaves start to turn yellow this is a sure sign of nutrient deficiency.

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