Ludwigia perenis

Ludwigia perenis (family Onagraceae) is a dark red Ludwigia species which is slightly slower than the other species. This plant forms a woody stem as it gets older. The winter growth of the plant when it is emersed is very compact and darker red than the summer growth. The plant flowers in summer and sets very small seed very easily. These seeds grow easily and the plant also propagates from cuttings. It needs a lot of light to maintain its colour in the aquarium.