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Care sheet for Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond,' which is a popular aquatic plant known for its striking red coloration and unique diamond-shaped leaves.

Common Name: Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond'

 

Water Requirements: Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond' prefers soft to moderately hard water with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. The temperature should be kept between 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 28 degrees Celsius). It is important to maintain stable water parameters to prevent stress and ensure healthy growth.

Lighting Requirements: High lighting is recommended for Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond' to promote vibrant red coloration and compact growth. It requires around 8 to 10 hours of light per day. Provide a high-quality aquarium light with a color temperature of 6500K to 7500K for optimal growth and coloration.

Substrate and CO2: Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond' can be planted in a nutrient-rich substrate, such as aqua soil or sand mixed with laterite. CO2 (carbon dioxide) injection is highly recommended to promote healthy growth and intensify the red coloration. However, it can also grow without CO2 supplementation in a low-tech setup.

Fertilization: Regular fertilization is essential for the healthy growth of Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond.' Use a liquid or substrate fertilizer formulated for aquatic plants, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosing. Providing micronutrients, such as iron and potassium, is crucial for promoting vibrant red coloration.

Propagation: Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond' can be propagated by cuttings. Simply trim the top 4-6 inches of healthy stems and replant them in the substrate. New roots will develop from the cuttings, and the plant will continue to grow. Regular pruning will help maintain its compact shape and promote bushy growth.

Maintenance: Regular maintenance is necessary to keep Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond' healthy and vibrant. Remove any dead or decaying leaves promptly to prevent them from rotting and causing water quality issues. Prune the plant regularly to control its height and encourage bushy growth. Monitoring and maintaining stable water parameters, including temperature, pH, and nutrient levels, is crucial for optimal growth and coloration.

Compatibility: Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond' is generally peaceful and can be kept with a variety of fish and other aquatic species. However, avoid keeping it with herbivorous fish that may nibble on the leaves. It can also provide hiding places for small fish and fry.

In conclusion, Ludwigia peruensis 'Diamond' is a stunning aquatic plant that can add a burst of vibrant red color and unique leaf shape to a freshwater aquarium. With proper lighting, water parameters, and regular maintenance, you can enjoy healthy growth and striking coloration from this beautiful plant in your aquarium.

Ludwigia peruensis 'diamond' - Potted

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  • This Is the normal potted version
    BUT WHAT IS BETTER?
    ROOTED
    is better as these plants are grown in soil and have very strong roots, making them stronger growers in your system.
    SUBMERGED is even better for aquariums – as these plants are already grown in water for you!

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