Ludwigia glandulosa is one of the most colourful aquarium plants but is relatively demanding. Favorable conditions provided – strong lighting, good CO2 supply, nutrient-rich substrate, temperatures not permanently above 25 °C – it develops magnificent wine-red leaves. This Ludwigia species is native iin wetlands of southeastern North America. It is often erroneously labeled as “Ludwigia perennis” or “Ludwigia peruensis” in trade. It is best placed as a freestanding group of stems with different lengths in the midground. In contrast to other Ludwigias, it develops upright, little branched, strong submerged stems that are densely set with narrow, lanceolate leaves. With its striking coloration, Ludwigia glandulosa is especially suited as an accent plant
wo subspecies of the cylindric-fruited primrose willow, Ludwigia glandulosa (ssp. glandulosa and ssp. brachycarpa) are found in most of the southeastern states of the USA. To the north its area of distribution extends to Illinois and Indiana. It prefers wetlands, but also wet road ditches. Despite its large distribution it is considered endangered to critically endangered in Indiana and Louisiana.
In the trade, it is often found under the erroneous name of “Ludwigia perennis”, which is not a synonym for L. glandulosa but the name of another species found in Asia, Africa and Australia. It is also often sold under the trade name of “Ludwigia peruensis”, obviously deriving from “perennis”.
Just like fish, living plants do best when they are kept in an aquarium that best suits their needs. Selecting live plants that share common water conditions will minimize problems and make it easier for you to maintain and keep your aquarium in tip top shape. We want your plant to thrive and become a favorite part of your tank. Do research before purchasing and be sure to choose plants that are suitable for your aquarium so you will get the most out of your new addition.
Our plants are grown emersed and may not look great on arrival especially if they have travelled for a few days to reach you. Please give the plants some light and transplant into your tank as soon as possible for best results.