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Ludwigia sphaerocarpa

Globefruit Primrose-willow

Ludwigia sphaerocarpa

Globefruit Primrose-willow

  • Unique stem plant, almost rosette-like
  • Horizontal growth habit
  • Orange-brown hues
  • Novelty, not available in trade elsewhere
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Description

This is an uncommon Ludwigia, not long known in the aquarium hobby. Ludwigia sphaerocarpa, the Roundfruit Primrose Willow, is one of the many Ludwigia species native to the wetlands of southwestern North America. This species is actually long known to science, however only some years ago hobbyists in the USA discovered its qualities as aquarium plant. The emersed plant has a rather inconspicuous look, with its shrubby growth and narrow, green leaves. The more spectacular is its submerged habit: the underwater shoots are very compact, almost rosette-like, and good lighting provided, the leaves develop striking orange-brown tones.

Ludwigia sphaerocarpa benefits much from strong lighting, CO2 supply and a nutrient-rich substrate. It grows relatively slowly; the thick stems grow almost creeping to ascending. Occasional pruning enhances ramification, and the cuttings can be used for propagation.

The unique appearance of this rare Ludwigia is showcased best in the foreground to midground of not too small aquariums. A group of few, well developed shoots forms a distinctive colour and shape accent and contrasts well with low, green, small-leaved plants.

Please be aware that the submerse form of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.

Misapplied names Ludwigia pilosa
Complete botanical name Ludwígia sphaerocárpa Elliott
Family Onagraceae
Genus Ludwigia
Difficulty medium
Growth medium
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 18 - 28°C
Propagation Cuttings
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Misapplied names
Ludwigia pilosa
Complete botanical name
Ludwígia sphaerocárpa Elliott
Family
Onagraceae
Genus
Ludwigia
Difficulty
medium
Growth
medium
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
18 - 28°C
Propagation
Cuttings
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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Elia R.
Super
3rd May
Ludwigia sphaerocarpa - single plant
Ludwigia sphaerocarpa - single plant

Very fast shipment to Italy and plant in excellent conditions. Very careful instructions for the treatment of the plants. Very recommended shop. Super!!!

Eva R.
Toller Blickfang
18th February 2018
Ludwigia sphaerocarpa - single plant
Ludwigia sphaerocarpa - single plant

Die Ludwigia kam im Topf als sehr schönes Einzelexemplar. Sie macht sich gut in meinem 300l Aquarium als Blickfang im vorderen Mittelgrund. (read more)