Creeping Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia repens) Tissue Culture
Also known as Ludwigia repens, this beautiful stem plant is known for its deep red coloration and ease of care!
Creeping Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia repens) is a very beloved Ludwigia species among aquarists due to its deep red coloration. Like most red aquatic plants, it shows its best coloration under high lighting, but it is somewhat more flexible on this condition than other red plants. This plant is an excellent choice for both novice and expert aquarists who want a uniquely colorful plant without having to invest in a great deal of lighting.
Care for Creeping Primrose-Willow is similar to most other stem plants. It is best placed in the midground or background and will look its best under moderate to high lighting. It grows at a moderate rate with good maintenance and care. Like many plants, this plant will respond significantly to CO2 supplementation and high lighting, although these things are not required for it to thrive. It should be planted in nutrient-rich substrate. Stems of excessive length can be trimmed, then the cuttings can be replanted to increase the bunch. It can also be planted emersed in terrariums, paludariums, and viquariums.
This listing is for the tissue culture form of Creeping Primrose-Willow. Tissue cultures are superior to traditional forms of aquarium plants in many ways. They are produced in a completely sterile environment which eliminates the possibility of them carrying pest snails or algae spores. They have a shelf life (before introduction to the aquarium) of several months if properly maintained and they are housed in a nutrient gel until introduced to the aquarium. To introduce a tissue culture plant to the aquarium, simply rinse off as much nutrient gel as possible, then plant as usual. The nutrient gel will not harm your aquarium.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Tissue cultures contain no unwanted pest animals and algae
- Beautiful red coloration with proper care
- Moderately prolific and easy to prune
- Perfect for a midground or background highlight
- Relatively easy to maintain
- Temperature: 74° - 79° F (23° - 26° C)
- pH: 5.5 - 7.5, though slightly acidic water is most optimal
- Lighting: Moderate to High, more red coloration is achieved with higher lighting
- Origin: Lab-grown tissue culture, but indigenous to Central and South America
- Aquarium placement: Midground and Background
- Care: Easy to Moderate
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