Ludwigia palustris "Super Red"

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Accent (red), Background, Midground, Nano tanks, Street (Dutch style)
Difficulty: easy
Growth: fast
See also: Ludwigia "Rubin" , Ludwigia palustris
Range and localities: 


Height: 20 - 50 cm
Width: 4 - 7 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially

  • Ludwigia sp. 'Red'
  • Ludwigia 'Mini Super Red'
  • Ludwigia sp. 'Super Red'

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Ludwígia palústris (L.) Elliott

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Ludwigia

References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, C. (2018): Eine neue tiefrote Aquarienpflanze. - DATZ 1/2018
Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 18 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 14 °dKH
pH value 5 to 7.5 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 20 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: fast

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Aquascaping: very colourful plant for accents


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