Ludwigia peruensis, or Ludwigia glandulosa, is a beautiful amphibious plant. The spade-shaped leaves range in color from dark green to brownish-red in submersed form. The top of the leaves are typically olive green in color, whereas the undersides are reddish-brown to deep red. The Ludwigia Peruensis makes a good mid-ground plant in the average aquarium, or even placed as a background in the smaller aquarium. The vibrancy of this plant depends greatly on the intensity of light it receives. When poorly illuminated, the colors will fade.