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)
Luffa - Smooth
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 and peel away the skin. Great for growing over fences and as a screening plant. Requires lots of water to thrive.
Other Names: shcloth gourd, sponge gourd, Egyptian cucumber, Vietnamese Luffa
$14.90 ($7.90-$14.90 choose a size)
When will it be in Stock?
We previously had the most to buy in Sep and Jan. With limited quantities for sale in other months. They are unlikely to be available in Jun and Jul. Remember to click above to get notified when it is available once more.
Grown From Seedling
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA
Suitability in Pots Yes