Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba'
Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata ‘Cuba’ is a really lovely plant. While Ludwigia inclinata is a very wide spread and variable species in South and Central America. Var. ‘Cuba"‘ is found only on a small island off the coast of Cuba. Grown emersed, the plant doesn’t look any different from the other plants of this species. With four-petalled yellow flowers and green ovate leaves. It is under water in good light that this plant shows its spectacular side! It is often confused with Pogostemon stellata in this form. Whorls of fine, thin leaves at each node turn more and more reddish as the plant approaches the surface if light and conditions are good. This plant needs good light, supplemental CO2, a fertile substrate and regular nutrient supply to do its best, ut will reward those who give it such care handsomely!
Family Name: Onagraceae
Native To: Cuba
Requirements: Need supplemental CO2 and good nutrient supply, but does well in those conditions
Growth Form: Stem
Growth Rate: Fast in good conditions
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement in Tank: Background
Available As: Bunch