Ludwigia Rubin - Red Skeleton

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Here's a summary of parameters for Ludwigia 'Rubin Red Skeleton'

  • Scientific Name:  Ludwigia 'Rubin Red Skeleton'
  • Water Temperature: 64-82°F (18-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin' requires moderate to high lighting levels to maintain its vibrant red coloration. Provide at least 8-10 hours of light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is beneficial for promoting healthy growth and intense coloration, especially in higher light setups.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is beneficial. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients. Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin' can root into the substrate, but it can also be grown as a floating plant.
  • Propagation: Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin' can be propagated by cuttings. Simply trim healthy stems and replant them into the substrate, allowing them to grow and develop new shoots.
  • Care Level: Moderate. Regular pruning is necessary to maintain its bushy appearance and prevent it from becoming too dense. Trim any excess growth to promote denser and healthier growth.
  • Special Considerations: This plant is prized for its striking red coloration, which intensifies under high light and CO2 supplementation. It appreciates stable water conditions and thrives in well-oxygenated water. Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin' can also benefit from regular fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer containing iron and micronutrients to support its growth and coloration. It is a popular choice for adding a splash of vibrant red to the midground or background of planted aquariums.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Ludwigia sp. 'Rubin' can thrive in your aquarium, adding a stunning and eye-catching element to your aquascape.

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