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Old 02-03-2015, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At the last meeting we discussed several options for the club to provide plants that don't show up very often as available for the club members. One option was to perhaps use club money and purchase some medium to hard to grow plants and try to propagate them for club members. The last club purchase brought in some great plants but they are extremely slow growers. These would be faster growers if grown in compatible environments and not as rare or expensive as the last ones we tried. I have found some sellers of various types of Ludwigias for not much folding money and am willing to take a chance to purchase 4 varieties.

In the next few months, I have decided I am going to order some on my own and try to grow 4 types of Ludwigia that will require CO2, EI and Medium to High Light to grow them successfully and to their full potential.

These are Ludwigia Inclanata (orange and/or reddish on both sides of the leaves), Ludwigia Inclinata var Cuba (my favorite), Ludwigia Inclinata var Pantanal (difficult and needs high light) and Ludwigia Peruensis (Glandulosa). I may branch out to other varieties after I retire from full time work at Bell sometime in June (such as Arcuata, Ovalis, Palustris, etc.). As you can tell, I like Ludwigias. Next on my list, if successful with the Ludwigias, will be some Rotalas.

Let me know what you think. Not that I care so I'll probably do it anyway.

Let me know what you guys and gals think. This might be something that can spike interest in the club and provide a different selection of plants at the club meetings. I know several members spoke about the same common plants showing up at each meeting. That satisifies the new members but not the experienced members that would like to branch out with some new species.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like a plan to me.Lucky you in june you can spend all the time you want in the crown room.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Danny. The first clippings are for you.
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Thanks Mike I can hardly wait,I may need to come out and spend some time in the crown room.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like a great idea! Even if these will not grow in my Walstad tanks, I would love to see them in person. You might have to change your screen name to LudwigiaMan.
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Sounds like a great idea �� tho i am not good at all with ferts can't Keep on schedule
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I have ordered the first 2 types. Ludwigia Inclinata and Ludwigia Inclinata var Cuba from 2 separate sellers on EBAY. I will report back after delivery.

The other 2 on my list are Ludwigia Peruensis (Glandulosa) and Ludwiga Pantanal and will order the them if the other orders come in healthy.

I have had both Glandulosa and Pantanal in the past and both require high light and CO2. Not sure about the first 2 yet but will try to grow both in Non CO2 and CO2.
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Don't you just love it when a plan comes together,i have no doubt you will be able to get them growing in both environments.Good luck and may the force be with you(I think I watch to much tv)
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I've kept Ludwigia Inclinata var Cuba successfully in my tank before and would be happy to host some. The others sound interesting, but I don't yet have experience with them.
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The 2 that I ordered have been grown emersed. Hopefully, those should ship well and come in healthy. It will be interesting to see how the Cuba morphs from emersed state as it looks totally different from the submersed plant. The other Inclinata I ordered doesn't appear to change its looks quite as dramatically when submersed but it does appear to get a deeper orange/red coloration in the process.

I am clearing out a location in my 20H CO2 tank today to accommodate the new plants. If all are healthy, I will have a few to disseminate among a couple of club members to host these plants.

If this works out, I get a custom growing tank started this summer and try to grow some other types of Ludwigias. I'm very interested in getting some Pantanal but it is pricey.
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