Red Ludwigia
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  • Increases Diffused Oxygen In Water
  • Provides Hiding Spots for Small Fish
  • Promotes Natural Filtration

Red Ludwigia is a submerged oxygenating plant with red-green leaves that at times can protrude from the water. The more light Red Ludwigia has, the darker the red will be on the under side of its leaves. Red Ludwigia is a very fast grower, and you can also let this plant float on the surface if you choose. This is a great plant for adding color under the water in your pond and a place for fish to hide and reproduce. Sold in bunches of 5.

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Submerged Plant - Red Ludwigia
Red Ludwigia
Plant Type Submerged Plant
Hardiness Zones 4 to 10
Growing Light Full Sun To Partial Shade
Plant Size Vertical Up To Pond Surface
Also Known As Ludwigia Natans

Mail Order: What To Expect

Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Red Ludwigia plants will arrive in Bunches (several stems or groupings of plants). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!

Planting Instructions

Plant several bunches of Red Ludwigia together submerged in a planter with aquatic planting media or simply tie the bunch to a weight and drop into the desired section of your pond or water garden.


Fertilization is typically not needed for Red Ludwigia as they take excess nutrients from your pond water. If needed, Microbe-Lift® Bloom & Grow™ can be used.

Plant Maintenance

For best results, trim leaves as they begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.

Winter Care

When performing fall maintenance tasks, cut back Red Ludwigia to 1" above the pot and submerge back into center of pond. This stops winter die off from entering the pond as decaying debris.