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Easy/Sustainable Red Plants

What are some red plants that stay red? Assume co2 is 30ppm and lighting is medium to high.
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Dwarf lotus and Crypt. wendtii 'Mi Oya' are both super easy.
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Maybe Cabomba furcata?

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Oh i forgot to add, but stem plants are what i'm looking for.
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Oh i forgot to add, but stem plants are what i'm looking for.
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Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin' ('Red') will stay red with or without CO2.


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Hi Requality,

Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin' ('Red') will stay red with or without CO2.

Oooooh!
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Ammannia Garcilis? Beautiful beautiful plant!!!!
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Limnophila aromatica, cambomba red, ludwigia arcuata, rotala colourata. These i find easy to keep red. Nice one but needs allot of light iand iron is rotala macranda. yeah im still scouting forammannia gracilis. Not that easy to get here
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Ludwigia sp. Red would do great in your tank.

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I really would love to get my hands on some Ludwigia sp. Red or Ammannia Garcilis. My rotala colourata and Ludwigia are light pink, i can never get them to be that intense red while my rotala macranada just kinda withered away due to the delicate nature of their leaves.
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I just limmit my nitrates, intnense light and more iron ad my plants arw nice red. Even my blyxia japonica is almost maroon
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. Even my blyxia japonica is almost maroon
this is due to light levels


light is the best inducer of red.. period. plants tint themselves to protect from too much liht.. low nitrogen levels just mean less chlorophyll and it allows more pigment to show through

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Is there anywhere else on the forum with an "easy red plants list" sort of discussion? I know we have a "low light" list, why not a "red plant" one? Because I'm mostly just replying so I can keep these suggestions handy for the future

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Yeah a list would be great.

@Blazingwolf i know that intense lights causes red plants but are there plants that don't require that. Most of my red plants turn a pinkish green eventually. D;
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Yeah a list would be great.

@Blazingwolf i know that intense lights causes red plants but are there plants that don't require that. Most of my red plants turn a pinkish green eventually. D;
is this because they get closer to the light? or because they are diminishing in nitrates?

ludwigia sp. red stays mostly red because its light requirements are less,, thrown in my 10 gallon with very little lights, its greenish orange
in my 29 gallon with nuke lights its kinda purplish red

plants react with color to light. there is very little else that stimulates them coloring wise. nutrients can affect them, but light is the key

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