Luffa aegyptiaca immature fruit ready for harvest as a vegetable (right) and mature and peeled mature fruit used as a vegetal sponge (left)

(1/1) Luffa aegyptiaca immature fruit ready for harvest as a vegetable (right) and mature and peeled mature fruit used as a vegetal sponge (left) By User:Tomas nevado (right photo), Jerry Crimson Mann (upper left photo), Rik Schuiling / TropCrop - Tropical Crops Services (bottom left photo), montage by User:RoRo. [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

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Luffa - Smooth

Luffa aegyptiaca
Grown as an edible vegetable they can be cooked and eaten when the size of a zucchini. Matured and left to dry they are using in the bath as an exfoliating sponge. Pick fruit regularly to encourage regular cropping. To prepare the luffa break off the stem... Read More
Other Names: shcloth gourd, sponge gourd, Egyptian cucumber, Vietnamese Luffa, loofa, loofah

$14.90 ($7.90-$14.90 choose a size)

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Specifications of Luffa - Smooth

Preferred Climate Tropical, Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March, April, May, December

Fertiliser All Purpose, Compost

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