Ludwigia repens is an amphibious plant and it grows either partially or fully submerged in the tank. When fully submerged, the leaves range from dark green to brownish red or deep red. The top of the leaves are usually olive green and the undersides contain the red. Ludwigia repens is a good mid-ground plant, or you can put it in the background of a small aquarium. Plant it in large groups to increase the decorative effect, and prune it on a regular basis to encourage bushy growth.
Ludwigia repens is a popular, beautiful stem plant that's easy to grow and will thrive in most aquariums that meets its basic needs. The plant typically grows to a height of 12 to 20 inches and the width of each stem is about 2 to 3 inches, based on leaf growth.