View Cart You may change your account settings, including your Billing & Shipping Addresses, Credit Card Information, as well as Express Checkout status. Go to Help You may change your account settings, including your Billing & Shipping Addresses, Credit Card Information, as well as Express Checkout status.
Doctors Foster and Smith LiveAquaria
  Welcome to LiveAquaria.com! 
HOME    HELP    CONTACT US    MY ACCOUNT    SIGN IN
Freshwater Aquarium Plants Freshwater Aquarium Plants
SEARCH

Free Shipping on Orders Over $225
LiveAquaria.com Rewards Program
Freshwater
Tissue Cultured Aquarium Plants
Aquarium Plant Packs
Foreground
Mid-ground
Background

Diver's Den - WYSIWYG Fish, Corals, Inverts & More
Weekly Specials
Aquarium Supplies

resources
Shipping Rates & Info
How to Order
We're here to help:
- Email Us
- 1-800-334-3699
100% Guarantee
Compatibility Chart
Acclimation Guide
Ideal Water Parameters
Always Quarantine New Arrivals
Articles & Information

features
Beginners Area
Build Your Own Reef Cleaner Packages
Certified Captive Grown Corals - 30 day guarantee!
Collector's Corner®
FREE Catalogs
Email-Only Specials
YouTube Twitter Connect with Us!
Facebook

Video Center
Freshwater Fish Pond Fish Pond Plants Live Foods Freshwater Inverts Freshwater Plants
Marine Fish Corals Live Rock Reef Cleaner Packs Marine Inverts Marine Plants
Home > Freshwater Aquarium Plants > Ludwigia Needle Leaf - Tissue Cultured
Ludwigia Needle Leaf - Tissue Cultured (Ludwigia arcuata)
Ludwigia Needle Leaf - Tissue Cultured
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
 QUICK STATS
Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Moderate to High
Placement: Background
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Propagation: Cuttings, Seeds
Max. Size: 1' 8"
Color Form: Green, Red
Supplements: Trace Elements, CO2 Fertilization, Iron-Rich Fertilizer
Origin: Farm Raised - USA
Family: Onagraceae

What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here

overview
We are excited to offer the revolutionary, eco-friendly, risk-free alternative to traditional aquatic plants: Tissue Cultured (TC) plants! Because of their pristine propagation, TC plants are highly recommended for sensitive habitats like nano aquariums containing snails and shrimps.

Delicate in appearance, but hardy in nature, Ludwigia Needle Leaf, or Narrow Leaf Ludwigia, is a beautiful amphibious plant that will grow either partially or fully submersed. In its fully submersed form, its narrow leaves range in color from dark green to brownish-red. The top of the leaves are typically olive green in color, whereas the undersides are reddish-brown to deep red.

Tissue Cultured plants are "cloned" and propagated by removing a small piece of plant, sterilizing it to eliminate all other organisms, then cultivating it on a nutrient gel. The benefits of this process are threefold: 1) TC plants eliminate the possibility of introducing contaminants, snails, or algae spores into your aquarium system; 2) Their propagation method (in a nutrient gel) bypasses the need to power large lights and fan systems to grow them prior to sale, saving energy and the environment; and 3) Their long "shelf-life" (several months under proper conditions) provides unprecedented freedom for the aquarist.

TC plants arrive ready for planting in "dry" packaging, sustained in a nutrient rich gel substrate. To plant, remove from packaging, including the gel, and rinse away the gel under running water (it's harmless if any remains).

The Ludwigia Needle Leaf makes a good mid-ground plant in the average aquarium, or even placed as a background in the smaller aquarium. They require a high light intensity of 3 to 5 watts per gallon of full spectrum (5000-7000K) light. The vibrancy of this plant depends greatly on the amount of light it receives. When poorly illuminated, the colors will fade.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2" to 4"


Bookmark and Share
 
New Product
ADD TO SHOPPING CART
  Set up an Email Alert for
  Out-Of-Stock or Seasonal Items!

*Prices subject to change on out of stock items
  PL - Ludwigia Needle Leaf - Tissue Cultured
  CW-85533,  $ 9.99
 
    
 14-Day Guarantee
ILLINOIS
This item ships from our Illinois facility. Learn about our shipping rates here .
Ships from Illinois
Rewards Program
Aquarium Set-up:
Let us guide you towards a successful freshwater planted aquarium. Learn more here.

Help NEED HELP?
We're here to help you with any questions or concerns. Call or email us here .
 
  Need Aquarium Supplies?  
     
 
Seachem Flourish™ Excel
Seachem Flourish™ Excel
Drs. Best Sale
As low as $5.70
Seachem Flourish™
Seachem Flourish™
Drs. Best Sale
As low as $5.70
 
  Free shipping on orders $49 and up!  

Weekly Specials
Information Center  HUNDREDS OF ARTICLES TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR AQUARIUM...
- Planted Aquariums
- Live Plant Tips
- CO2 & Live Plants
- Are Plants for You?
See More

 

 
FREE Email Newsletters - Sign up for weekly email-only specials & more:
help
CONTACT US
SHIPPING RATES
SHIPPING SCHEDULE
HOW TO ORDER
TRACK YOUR ORDER
REWARDS PROGRAM
 
about us
WHO WE ARE
AQUATIC SPECIALISTS
CUSTOMER COMMENTS
100% GUARANTEE
DIVER'S DEN HELP
 
services
GIFT CERTIFICATES
BUSINESS PARTNER PROGRAM
EMAIL NEWSLETTERS
BILL ME LATER®    PAY PAL®
WI Facility OPEN HOUSES
   
Visit our other websites:
DrsFosterSmith.com
PetEducation.com

bizrate Customer Certified Site - LiveAquaria.com Reviews at Bizrate Drs. Foster & Smith BBB Business Review McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Visit our Retail Store  |   Tell a Friend About Us  |   Link to Us  |   Site Map  |   FREE Catalogs
Freshwater Fish | Pond Fish | Pond Plants | Brackish Fish | Freshwater Inverts | Freshwater Plants
Marine Fish | Corals | Live Rock | Tank Cleaners | Marine Inverts | Marine Plants | Diver's Den | Collector's Corner |

Copyright © 1997-2014, Foster and Smith, Inc. - 2253 Air Park Road, P.O. Box 100 Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501 All rights reserved. Read our Terms of Use here. See our privacy policy here.
DFS21