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post #1 of 6 Old 06-26-2013, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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ID this plant please :)

Well, I got my new plants in the mail. For approx $10 I got 3 stems of hygro(one of which has a shooter) some watersprite, wisteria and my mystery plant! Original order was to just include the hygro, I was much happy with the surprise plants!

However, this mystery plant is red. It is my understanding that red plants need high lighting to remain red. I do not have high lighting. I have low-moderate lighting. Does anyone have any idea what it is?




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post #2 of 6 Old 06-26-2013, 04:19 PM
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That's probably Alternanthera reineckii, it is in our profiles:
Alternanthera reineckii

Place it where it will receive direct overhead lighting, and hope. The profile explains the rest.

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-27-2013, 10:11 AM
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Is that also known as Red Ludwiggia? It looks exactly like mine.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-27-2013, 04:36 PM
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I wondered about Ludwigia too, but thought the leaf structure suggested Alternantha, but I wouldn't argue, it may well be the Ludwigia as shown in our photos of Ludwigia repens, red.

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-27-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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I know ludwigia can get red, pink or purple-ish. However, these leaves appear longer than the leaves I've seen on the ludwigia plants in my local aquarium stores.

I 1st thought it was ludwigia, then the leaves sorta made me question it...

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-27-2013, 06:56 PM
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It's tough to ID some variants. The main thing is that it is really red, if the light is not quite enough for it it will get longer greener leaves as new shoots. I had something similar and it lasted a few months but I gave up trying to give it enough light so it wasted away. One of the few plants that didn't work with my then lighting levels.

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