Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa

Ludwigia Sphaerocarpa

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General Description

Order
Myrtales
Genus
Ludwigia
Family
Onagraceae
Origin - Distribution
  1. North America
Level of Difficulty
Intermediate / Medium
Height
20-30cm (7.9-11.8 Inches) High
Width
10-20cm (3.9-7.9 Inches) Wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Light Requirements
High Light (50+ PAR)
Co2 Requirements
Yes (High light) (30+PPM)
Temperature Tolerance
18 to 28 °C
PH Range
5 to 7
Plant Type
Stem Plant
Can Be Grown Emmersed?
Yes
Under good conditions L. sphaerocarpa will have a very compact growth with the top leaves stacked one on top of the other. The top most leaves are yellow to orange in color. Like many Ludwigia spp. it tends to grow at an angle with the substrate and produce a good amount of visible roots. However, unlike other Ludwigia spp. this plant does not branch so readily.

One thing this plant needs is as much light as possible. If fertilization and light is not sufficient, the plant will start dropping lower leaves and grow with larger internodal space.

Because its slow growth and large leaf size, this plant is suitable for the midground of the aquarium where frequent trimming will expose the most beautiful part.

References

Photo 1: Submersed L. sphaerocarpa. Source : Mihai Zamfir (Allwissend), 2017. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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