Scientific name: Ludwigia palustris
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 20 - 80 cm (7.87 - 31.5 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 20°N (178.57 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 15 - 25 °C (59 - 77°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): North America
How fast these plants grow: Fast
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background
Ludwigia Narrow Leaf
The best way to propagate this plant is to take cuttings from the top of the stems and remove the bottom leaves. The cuttings can now be placed carefully into the substrate ensuring that the bare stem does not get crushed. The cuttings will develop a new root system and it is best to plant 5- 6 cuttings together in a bunch. The stems on the mother plant that were cut back will develop a lot of side shoots which will make the original plant bushier and stronger.
This is a great background plant that will grow well if given the right conditions. It can grow emersed or submerged and in its native countries it can be found on many of the banks of the local rivers and lakes.