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Ludwigia inclinata 'Cuba' Live Freshwater Plant

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Ludwigia inclinata 'Cuba' is a beautiful large stem plant, growing emersed as well as submersed in swampy areas on the "Isle of Youth", a small island off the south-western coast of Cuba. The narrow leaves have a mixture of golden, orange, and red hue which makes it a beautiful midground or background for an aquascape. High light intensity combined with good water circulation and good fertilisation, including CO2, are essential factors for optinum growth.


Family: Onagraceae

Origin: Central/South America

Full-Grown Height: 4-8"

Placement: Midground/Background

Temperature: 72-82°F

Water pH: 5-7

Lighting: Medium

Growth Rate: Fast

CO2: Required


About Tissue Cultured Plants

This propagation method involves taking a small piece of plant tissue, often from the tip of a growing shoot or a small segment of a leaf, and cultivating it in a nutrient-rich gel under sterile conditions. This allows for the rapid propagation of plants while minimizing the risk of disease, pest algae, or contamination.

Keep in mind that while tissue cultured plants have numerous benefits, they may require careful acclimation to an aquarium environment once introduced. Following proper care guidelines for each plant will help it acclimate to life fully submerged underwater. A small amount of leaf melting may occur during this transition period. This is a natural response as the plant adjusts to its new environment.

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