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Has anyone ever planted lugwigia palustris

I recently discovered a pond that is full of wild ludwigia palustris. And I was thinking bout trying it in my dwarf puffer tank. My question is has anyone ever attempted to grow this plant with a compact florescent bulb(color max by aqueon if I'm not mistaken). It will be in a 5 gallon aquarium with only the puffer and some snails. Will this light be enough for this plant or would I need to upgrade my lighting?
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I recently discovered a pond that is full of wild ludwigia palustris. And I was thinking bout trying it in my dwarf puffer tank. My question is has anyone ever attempted to grow this plant with a compact florescent bulb(color max by aqueon if I'm not mistaken). It will be in a 5 gallon aquarium with only the puffer and some snails. Will this light be enough for this plant or would I need to upgrade my lighting?
ludwigia palustris Needs medium light to thrive. It’s impossible to know if your CFB has adequate light or not given the bulb can come with different wattage. The best way to find out is to try it out as you can get free plant from the pond. How do you positively ID the plant as ludwigia palustris as there are many native species of ludwigia.
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I identified it via an app I have called Plantnet. I take a picture put it on the app then it brings up matches to the leaves, flowers, bark etc. The app was created by a team of expert botanists. After getting thr name of the plant a little research confirmed that's what I have.
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I identified it via an app I have called Plantnet. I take a picture put it on the app then it brings up matches to the leaves, flowers, bark etc. The app was created by a team of expert botanists. After getting thr name of the plant a little research confirmed that's what I have.
Itís a bog plant. Can you attach the image of it. If it is flowering, it is the immersed form which differs drastically from the submerged form. It is a popular aquarium plant known for its red color in submerged form.
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This is a pic of a small piece I collected for research. It has since died. I can tell you that most of the wild plant is not submerged but growing on the bank reaching into the water. The parts inthe water have a crimson red stem and long roots
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Here is a description of the plant. The immersed pic does look like yours, but the flower description is key to positive ID.

https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/...&spec=Ludwigia

The Plantnet site is great. I can use it to identify weed in my garden.
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Ill keep my eyes out at the pond I found them at for flowers for certain confirmation. I do like the way those flowers look. Considering doing a half aquarium half terrarium so they could flower
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It looks like what you have is actually Ludwigia peploides. It's primarily trailing across the surface? The distinct white veins are not a character of palustris. Neither are flowers with yellow petals, if there are any. Also, the leaves of peploides are alternate (one per node).

Actual palustris has tiny flowers with no petals and small fruit at the nodes with faint vertical green bands.

I don't know the origin of the deep red stuff in the hobby, but it does appear to be palustris, which is odd because it's typically pretty uniform and a peach color submersed, as in the link tiger provided (my photo).

Here's a good photo of peploides showing the characters I mentioned:
https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/i...0000+1107+1313
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You very well may be right as I haven't actually seen any flowers but where I found it its growing mainly on the bank and trailing into the water. Mainly across the surface
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You very well may be right as I haven't actually seen any flowers but where I found it its growing mainly on the bank and trailing into the water. Mainly across the surface
When you find palustris growing in a pond, it's usually in the water and growing up out of it; trailing across the surface is a peploides thing. Note that you can grow peploides submersed...sorta. It will grow a leggy stem with orangish leaves but never grows more shoots from the nodes and only regrows a single stem from the stump if you cut it. The net result is that while you can technically grow it submersed, you can't propagate it that way (the native Ammannia coccinea is the same way). OK as a pond plant though.
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