Hardy, colorful, and easy to propagate, Ludwigia Palustris is a popular aquarium plant which is ideal for midground planting in display tanks. This plant also grows emersed which gives you more planting choices including placement in paludariums.
While it’s easy to grow it can be a challenge to achieve the vivid coloration it’s known for. Depending on type, growing in bright light can encourage this plant to take on bright green or red colors. It’s possible to get this coloration over the entire plant, but in many tanks it will take on two different colors: one on the upper parts which are closer to light, and a second, darker color on lower parts.
Each stalk becomes 2-4 cm wide and 10-30 cm high. The plant willingly creates side shoots, but cutting increases the amount and the plant becomes even denser. The cut-off shoots quickly generate new roots when planted.
*Plants may arrive looking slightly different to pictured as some are grown emersed. Rest assured, after a short time in the aquarium the plant converts to its underwater form.