Ludwigia Arcuata, Dark Red
- Hardiness: Easy
- Light Needs: Medium
- Plant Structure: Stem
- Family: Onagraceae
- Genus: Ludwigia
- Region: North America
- Location: Southeastern United States
- Size: Individual stem width: 3-5cm (1-2in)
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Can Be Grown Emersed: Yes
it is one of the most delicate-looking Ludwigia species, L. arcuata is
also somewhat of a mainstay in the aquatic plant hobby. It is normally
available as 'needle leaf Ludwigia' and can be procured through most
internet aquatic plant retailers. The species is native to the
southeastern U.S., where it grows creeping or submersed in palustrine
(swampy) environments and along the edges of rivers and ponds. The
submersed foliage of L. arcuata can sometimes be confused with that of
Didiplis diandra or another Ludwigia, L. brevipes.
L. arcuata is a reddish stem plant that has a strong tendency to branch. Sufficient light is its principal requirement, though micronutrient fertilizers help to augment the red coloration of the shoot apexes and the undersides of the leaves. Sufficient macronutrients are typically derived from added fish foods, and the additions of nitrate, phosphate and potassium are often only necessary under conditions of high tank momentum with CO2 supplementation something which usually only marginally increases this species rate of growth. This said, L. arcuata is a terrific choice for non-CO2 aquaria. Emersed culture is possible in wet or moist loam under good lighting. The beautiful yellow flowers of L. arcuata will also develop if the shoots are planted at the edge of a pond. These flowers have four comparatively large petals and are often the only characteristic distinguishing the species from L. brevipes.
Propagation of L. arcuata can be accomplished without trouble. Since the species has a tendency to branch, quite a few of the side shoots can be trimmed off and replanted. The species may also be 'topped' and replanted; new shoots will develop at the nodes of the portion left in the substrate soon thereafter.
Since the species is so thin in appearance, L. arcuata is most effectively planted in groupings that include at least half a dozen (and preferably more) shoots. These groupings, with their reddish and golden leaves, can be planted in the front and middle areas in the aquarium where they will show up best against a dark background or among other small leaved plants such as Hemianthus glomeratus or Rotala rotundifolia 'Green'.
National - INDIA
We ship by several different shipping methods. Please select appropriate shipping method during checkout based on your ordered item. To know what shipping method will be applicable to you, please see MMH Shopping Tutorial link.
Live Fishes / Small Animals / Cages / Aquariums shipping by Train only. And by Air & Bus at extra charges. No door delivery.
Live Plants shipping by Speed Post or Courier. We recommend Courier and it is with Live Arrival Gurantee.
Accessories / General Items shipping via India Post by registered post parcel or priority post on prior request on extra charges.
Note: Example: for small cities like Noida, Ghaziabad etc., consignment by Train/Bus will be shipped to nearest logistically accessible city like Delhi.
Overseas - INTERNATIONAL
We ship by either Speed Post or Courier. Shipping prices are different from country to country for each product and will cost €6.50+ onward.
Please confirm with us for shipping price for your interested products. As we do not ship overseas certain products like certain chemicals, live fishes, and other sensitive items.
International Registered Post Parcel: Transit period between 20-60 working days is expected. Suitable for general accessory, liquids and electronic items.
International Speed Post EMS: Transit period between 10-15 working days is expected. Suitable for general accessory and Live Plants. (Tracking available)
International DHL: Transit period between 3-5 working days is expected. Suitable for general accessory and electronic items. (Tracking available)
We do not ship any tangible products to following countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Maldives, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, Yemen etc. (downloadable products like ebooks are allowed)
For Product Returns please see Terms & Conditions page.
Acceptable payment methods:
|Payment Method||Item Types|
|Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking / Wallet / Phone Payment||Live Plants|
Aquariums (values below Rs.3500)
|NEFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) / IMPS / Bank Draft / Cheque||Fishes|
Aquariums (values above Rs.3500)
The photo/video is for illustrative purposes only.