ABC PLANTS - Ludwigia arcuata

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A beautiful, fairly undemanding plant that can be grown in a wide range of water conditions, Ludwigia arcuata is a fairly low growing bushy plant with long thin leaves that take on beautiful shades of red with high lighting. It is an eye-catching midground or background plant in even small aquariums. L. arcuata does not require CO2 though it benefits from good lighting. CO2 supplementation can bring out more intense coloration and encourage denser and bushier growth. 

 

Difficulty: Easy

Type: Stem

Size: Maximum height of 50cm, stem width of 3 - 5cm

Native Range: Southeastern United States

Position and Usage: Midground to background

Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

Lighting: 3/5 - 5/5

Water Conditions: Temperature of 20 - 28°C, pH of 5.5 - 8, soft to medium water. Tolerant of a wide variety of parameters.

CO2: Not required but certainly beneficial

Propagation: Cuttings

Special requirements: Fairly easy plant to grow but high lighting and nutrient supplementation encourages redder leaf colouration. Limiting nitrates can result in an almost crimson, deep red coloration. 

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