Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa

Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa is an interesting species of Ludwigia that is native to the United States and commonly found in moist, wet coastal areas along Massachusetts down to eastern Texas. Unlike other species in the Ludwigia genus, Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa is not characterized by quick-growing stems. Instead, Ludwigia Sphae...Read more

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Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa is an interesting species of Ludwigia that is native to the United States and commonly found in moist, wet coastal areas along Massachusetts down to eastern Texas. Unlike other species in the Ludwigia genus, Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa is not characterized by quick-growing stems. Instead, Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa is a suitable choice for the foreground and midground area of planted aquariums. With consistent pruning, this aquarium plant displays attractive crowns that grow low and range in red to orange colors. Unlike the usual vertical growth, this particular species grows low and exhibits horizontal growth patterns. To maintain this aquatic plant, relatively strong aquarium lighting should be used and this plant should not be placed in areas that receive shade. 

Doing so results in a dull green color along with slower growth. Like other stem plants, propagation is simple. Cut the stem and replant into quality aquarium soil.  

Notes:

  • 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.

Genus: Ludwigia

Family Name: Onagraceae

Origin: Southeastern U.S.

Height: 4-12”

pH: 4.5 - 7.0

Care: Easy

Light: Medium to High

Co2: Recommended

Propagation: Cuttings

Growth Rate: Fast

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