Common Name: Mosaic Plant, False Loosestrife
The mosaic plant is truly one-of-a-kind. Mosaic plants fit their name well, as the leaves of the plant radiate from the center stem like tiles laid in a mandala. The leaves are diamond-shaped and dark to light green, with jagged red edges. This incredibly unique plant has a stem that is rooted in the substrate, but its leaves float on the surface of the water. Though this plant is more commonly found cultivated in ponds it can be a stunning addition to an aquarium. A large tank is needed to accommodate the 3-5” width of mosaic plants, especially because they will cut off light to anything underneath them.
If lighting simulates seasonal changes, these plants will bloom profusely. The small yellow blossoms resemble buttercups. Mosaic plants propagate through the seed that is produced by its flower. They spread easily in warm water with full light. If lighting is set to simulate day/night cycle, these plants will close up during dark hours and unfurl to their full width in the light. Brighter light yields redder coloring in these plants.
- Ludwigia can be very fragile. Be sure to handle this aquarium plant with care.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- Remove the cotton surrounding the roots and plant into a quality substrate. For instructions on how to properly prep aquarium plants, click here.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Onagraceae
Origin: South America
Height: Stem 10-23”, leaves float on surface
Co2: Not necessary
Growth rate: Moderate
Because we love our plants so much and don't want to let them go, we only ship on Monday. Just kidding!
For the safety of these magical plants, we only ship Monday through Wednesday, and Friday. Orders placed after 1pm Pacific Time will be shipped the following day.
Rimless aquariums and other hard goods will be shipped Monday through Friday via UPS Ground or freight. When purchasing plants/livestock with any hard goods, they will sometimes be shipped separately; but don't worry, we'll be sure to keep you updated with your purchase!
Please make sure your shipping address is correct as we will not be held responsible for DOA due to an undeliverable addresses.
Hard goods can be returned up to 30 days after purchase for a full refund as long as the product is unused and new in box. We offer store credit for items that have been opened and used. Customer will have to pay for return shipping freight.
We are unable to accept returns for perishable items such as plants or livestock. However, feel free to reach out to us if you are unsatisfied in any way! We do provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
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