Red Ludwig - Ludwigia peruensis Family: Onagraceae Part of the world: North America Height: 8-16 in (20-40 cm) Width: 2-3 in (5-8 cm) Light: requirements average-high Temperature: 59-82F (15-28oC) Hardness tolerance: soft-hard pH: tolerance acid-neutral Easiness: easy
Their vivid color creates a superb focal point. Red ludwig plants have oval, pointed leaves that grow in opposite pairs along the stem. The leaves can be green, gold, orange, or red, depending on tank conditions. These plants are very attractive when planted in bunches of 10-12 stems.
In order to achieve the desirable bright colors in your Red Ludwig, you must provide high lighting and nutrient levels. Supplemental iron will bring out more brilliant red tones in the plant. CO2 injection is recommended to see optimal growth and color. The plant can be grown submersed or emersed
Propagation can be achieved by taking cuttings from the main stem of the plant that are replanted into the substrate.