Ludwigia inclinata

Common Name:
Family:  Onagraceae
Genus: Ludwigia
Origins:  Central/South America ‘Cuba’
Difficulty: Difficult
Lighting:  High
Growth Rate:  Fast
Placement: Background

A highly variable herb from Central and South America, Ludwigia inclinata is usually found growing emersed or submersed in and around Stagnant (water or moving bodies of water. The verticellate forms, of which several are known, are among the most highly prized aquarium plants in the trade. They include Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata ‘Pantanal’ and Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata ‘Cuba’.

The exacting demands and rapid upkeep through fast growth makes this plant fall under the Difficult category. High light, co2 saturation and a strict upkeep of macro nutrients is compulsory to maintain the coloration of this lovely specimen.

A view of the emersed form

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