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Common Name: Ludwigia Inclinata
Family Name: Onagraceae
Origin: South Africa
Ludwigia Inclinata is a beautiful plant with exceptional gold and red leaves that make a dramatic contrast to the usual green foliage. This plant can be difficult to keep, but its beautiful color and unique shape are a welcome reward for the extra effort. L. Inclinata plants have oblong, rounded leaves with a wavy texture that grow in opposite pairs along the length of the stem. If pruned this plant will branch readily, providing a bushy filler for the mid- or background of your tank. If you are keeping this plant in a small tank it is a good idea to prune regularly, as it can easily grow to the top of your tank within a week.
Ludwigia Inclinata prefers medium to high light. Without sufficient light, the plant won’t grow well or show its beautiful colors. Consistent dosing of micronutrients will help the plant grow very quickly. High iron content will bring out more red tones in the plant. CO2 injection is highly recommended for the cultivation of this plant.The plant can be grown submersed or emersed.
Propagation can be achieved by taking cuttings from the main stem of the plant that are replanted into the substrate.