Ludwigia repens x Ludwigia arcuata

L. repens x L. arcuata in my aquarium

Beautiful, fast growing stem plant which is a cross between L. repens and L. arcuata. In the store this is a practical green plant, which ones planted in the aquarium grows to a beautiful red plant. The leaves of this plant are more pointed and less thick than the leaves of L. repens. 

My experiences
This plant doesn't have any (growth) problems. It needs to be pruned a lot. If you don't prune the plant immediately after it reaches the surface it will develop more red color and starts making branches. Although this plant grew rapidly in my aquarium and colored beautifully, this plant still attracted quite a bit of (pointed) algae's. After about two and a half months the leaves of this plant got a bit more white (I suspect the plant didn't got enough light) and started losing it's bottom leaves. Therefore I've removed this plant from my aquarium.

Place and lighting in my aquarium
This plant stood in the mid-back of my aquarium. The lighting I used at the time was a 0.42 Watt/liter lumilux TL lighting (2*18 Watt).
The picture on this page is taken from my own aquarium.

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