Ludwigia ovalis


  • 6 Stems
  • Medium  Light
  • Low  CO2
  • Background Plant
  • Fast Growth Rate

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This pretty Ludwiga originates from East Asia. It is not as well-known as certain other Ludwigias but gets increasingly popular due to its quite easy cultivation and beautiful pink-orange tones of the roundish-ovate submerged leaves. In contrast to the similar Ludwigia repens from North America, L. ovalis has an alternate leaf arrangement. Under aquarium conditions, the Oval Ludwigia grows loosely upright, a little slanted. It forms a bush by its side shoots. The leaves are about 2 cm long. The terrestrial form of L. ovalis is rather green, while the reddish colours will appear in the submerged form.

Moderate to strong light as well as a good macro- and micronutrient supply are recommendable. suffices for a good growth rate. CO2 injection is not always a must, but helps L. ovalis grow faster and more robust. Slight limitation of the nitrate and/or phosphate supply may bring out a more intense coloration.
Propagation is easy, as in most other stem plants, just cut off lateral or top shoots and re-plant in the substrate.

Ludwigia ovalis is a unique, highly attractive plant suitable for almost any aquascape, as most other pink-orange plants are far more demanding. The Oval Ludwiga can be formed to a low to medium tall bush that is ideally suited for the midground, depending on the height of the tank also for the foreground. Light green plants create a beautiful contrast to this Ludwigia. .

  • Family Name : Onagraceae
  • Origin : Asia
  • Height : 4-8”
  • pH : 6.0-7.0
  • Temperature : 10-28°C


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Weight 0.03 kg


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