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Ludwigia Crystal

Specimen Type

The name “Ludwigia Inclinata” covers a wide range of plants, all with wide, submerged leaves. These vary in color by the specific variety of plant, with shades ranging from dark orange to a deep red.  The plant is typically found emerged or submerged in bogs or rivers of Central and South America.

In the aquarium, it is best in the mid-ground and requires high light intensity, high nutrients, and high CO2 in order to grow properly. It grows extremely quickly, reaching heights of 12” - 16” in just one week! Its unusually colored leaves allow it to give a good contrast with green plants. While an overall sensitive plant in terms of its light, nutrient, and CO2 needs, the Ludwigia is easy to propagate through simple cutting and replanting of its lateral or top shoots. All-in-all, it is a sophisticated aquarium plant, and if one has the tank size and attentiveness for it, it can add excellent color and diversity.

Name Ludwiga Crystal
Structure Stem
Difficulty Advanced
Light Demand High
CO2 Required
Growth Rate Fast
Placement Background
Height (in) 4-20"
Color Green, Orange, Red
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro (literally: in the glass) in a nutrient-rich synthetic growing medium, either liquid or gel, without the presence of any other lifeforms. This guarantees a pest and disease-free specimen, while also providing accuracy throughout the trade.

Tissue culture plants should be removed from the cup as soon as possible. All plants grow on some sort of synthetic growing medium, ranging anywhere from liquid to jelly to firm gel. This should be removed and rinsed off. Gently massage the roots between your fingers until the gel dissolves away. Most plants can be broken up into smaller pieces and spread out in your aquarium. Smaller pieces are easier to plant.

We only ship livestock Monday to Wednesday to avoid weekend delays. Please keep in mind the availability of plants can change quickly as they come in and out of our possession or deteriorate in health, so there could be a delay updating the published availability. We will be in touch if the species you order is not available and you will always have the option to wait or take a substitute or refund. We appreciate your patience as we work to deliver healthy plants to you. 

Please note: We source our plants from several different growers and restock on a rotating basis. We aim to keep each species in stock from at least one supplier but not necessarily more. By default, we will send the freshest plant regardless of which grower you select. If you are particular about which grower supplies your plant, please make this clear in your order notes. There may be a wait for you to receive a plant from a specific grower, depending on when we are able to order from them and their availability.

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