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Ludwigia rubin

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Quick Facts

Rating: Easy

Origin: North America

Common name: Red Ludwigia

Position in Aquarium: Mid/background

Growth Rate: Medium pace

Grows up to (cm): 50 cm

Pot Size: 5 cm

Plant Sizes

The image of the plant you'll be receiving is just an example of what you can expect. Each plant is unique and may vary in size and shape, so it won't be an exact match to the photo. If we provide a size guide, keep in mind that it's just an estimate and that plants can vary in size depending on the time of year.

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If you choose Express Delivery, we will replace any plants that are damaged due to delays. Express Delivery is a fast, trackable, and reliable option with a one hour delivery window. It also ensures that the plants will arrive in the same condition as when they left our facility. If you choose a different postage option, such as Tracked 24 or Tracked 48, you will not be covered for any damages due to delays and will assume the risk yourself if the plants do not arrive in good condition. Express Delivery includes an insurance policy, which may cost more but provides added peace of mind.



If you order before 4pm we dispatch the same working day (Mon-Fri). Shipping prices start at £4.99 depending on the speed of delivery required.

Ludwigia rubin, also known as red Ludwigia or Rubin Ludwigia, is a beautiful aquatic plant that is native to North America. It belongs to the Onagraceae family and is a popular choice among aquarists due to its vibrant red and green leaves.

One of the unique characteristics of Ludwigia rubin is its ability to change color depending on the lighting conditions. Under high lighting, the leaves will turn a deep red color, while under low lighting they will appear green. This makes it a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of different aquarium settings.

In terms of growth habit, Ludwigia rubin is a stem plant that can reach heights of up to 20 inches (50 cm) when grown in optimal conditions. It is relatively fast-growing and requires moderate to high lighting and a nutrient-rich substrate. It also thrives in a pH range of 5.5 to 7.5 and prefers water temperatures between 22-25°C.

When it comes to maintenance, Ludwigia rubin is relatively easy to care for. It is recommended to trim the plant regularly to promote bushier growth and to remove any yellow or dying leaves. This will also help to maintain the plant's vibrant color. Additionally, it is important to provide it with the right conditions such as optimal light and nutrient levels to keep it healthy and growing.

This plant is a great choice for both beginners and experienced aquarists, as it can be grown in a variety of different settings, and can be a great addition to any aquarium setup. Whether you're looking to add a pop of color to your tank or create a lush, vibrant underwater landscape, Ludwigia rubin is a great option to consider.

Overall it is a beautiful, easy to care for and tolerant, versatile plant that will add a spectacular and unique look to any aquarium.

Ludwigia rubin - Aqua Essentials
Ludwigia rubin - Aqua Essentials
Ludwigia rubin - Aqua Essentials
Ludwigia rubin - Aqua Essentials
Ludwigia rubin

Here's a few tips about this plant that are worth mentioning.

1. Lots of colour

Red plants are popular in the hobby because they break up the sea of green that we see so much of. Use red plants in groups to create focal points and consider positioning them around wood or rock for a stylish look.

2. Red plants need more light

Red plants get their colour from light intensity. The reason they arrive with lovely colours is because they're grown in greenhouses that have access to lots of natural light. This means they grow fast, and colourful. If you don't have lots of light (and these plants really like pink light), colour can be less along with speed of growth.

3. Don't forget to trim

Most red plants are stems and this means they generally grow quite fast. It's important to trim stem plants regularly and don't be concerned when trimming 50% each time. This allows the plant to retain their colours and stay bushy. If you let them grow too big, they'll drop their lower leaves and concentrate on their top section (resembling a forest canopy) which you don't want.

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Customer Reviews

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Phillip Kerr

Excellent plant, really healthy with dark reddish undersides to the leaves.

Hi there,

Thank you for your kind review of our Ludwigia rubin plant. We are delighted to hear that you found it to be excellent and in great health. The dark reddish undersides of the leaves are one of our favorite features as well.

Happy underwater gardening!

Aqua Essentials
Customer Service Team

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Samuel

Excellent plant, growing well in plant

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Daniel Overd
Great plants

Great plants doing very well

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Herman F.
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Strong healthy plants with lots of roots

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Herman F.
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Strong healthy plants with lots of roots

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Paul R.
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The plant was of good quality, well packed and arrived quickly. It is growing nicely in my aquarium and needs pruning already.

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Paul R.
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The plant was of good quality, well packed and arrived quickly. It is growing nicely in my aquarium and needs pruning already.

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Paul R.
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This plant arrived very quickly and was in excellent condition. It was also very well packaged. I was impressed by the quality of the plant and also the quality of the service.
The plant took a few days to settle in to my aquarium but now is growing quite quickly and will shortly reach the water surface, whereupon I shall take cuttings for planting.

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Paul R.
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This plant arrived very quickly and was in excellent condition. It was also very well packaged. I was impressed by the quality of the plant and also the quality of the service.
The plant took a few days to settle in to my aquarium but now is growing quite quickly and will shortly reach the water surface, whereupon I shall take cuttings for planting.

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Fabian B.
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Unfortunately almost all of it melted away, but one stem survived, has rooted heavily and is now growing

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