02-03-2015, 07:57 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Arlington, Texas
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| | Ludwigias and new plants
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.