Scientific name: Ludwigia inclinata
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 40 cm (7.87 - 15.75 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 18 - 26 °C (64.4 - 78.8°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): South America
How fast these plants grow: Fast
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background
South and Central America
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 plant will grow at a fast rate as it is highly dependant on a strong light source so it will race to get to the highest growing point before any other plants. It displays orangey-red leaves that form a great contrast against green foliage. If lower lighting levels are used the plant will survive but the leaves will turn green and the lower ones will drop from the stems.