Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata ‘Cuba’ is a beautiful large stem plant found growing emersed and submersed in the swamps on the Isle of Youth, an island off the southwestern coast of Cuba. Although having ovate, green leaves typical of the Ludwigia genus when emersed, this stem plant develops long, narrow leaves marbled with red and orange highlights when submersed.
This ludwigia makes several demands on the hobbyist before showing its full potential such as intense lighting, CO2, a well balanced nutrient regime, and space.
Intense lighting is necessary. CO2 supplementation is a necessity; without it, this plant develops broader, greener leaves, produces fewer leaves per whorl, and grows more slowly.
Light Needed: High
Plant Structure: Stem
Region: Central/South America
Size: Individual stem width: 10-12cm
Growth Rate: Fast
Can Be Grown Emersed: Yes