How to grow Luffa plant

Luffa plant growing herbaceous of the genus Luffa also known as Loofah, Luffa plant annual plant used for the fruits as sponge, edible and used as ornamental plant as summer shade plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, climate and growing in hardiness zone 6+.

Leaves color green in lobed shape.

Flower color yellow in saucer shape.

Luffa plant fruits

Fruits edible but mostly used after drying for body cleaning, fruits edible when young.

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How to grow Luffa plant growing and care:

Trellising, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Controlling the growth of the plant

Size of the plant:
5-10m, 15-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Saucer flowers in yellow color

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Autumn / Winter

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

What can be done with big quantities of Luffa plant fruit?
Eat

Work requirements on the fruit:
In order to eat it need to collect it in time

How long does it take to bear fruit?
60-90 days, in order to eat the fruits need to eat them when they are young but for luffa sponge it takes 160-200 days

Ripening of fruit
Need to eat the fruit when they are young

Scientific name:

Luffa plant

How to grow Luffa plant

Luffa plant harvest

Luffa plant fruits

Luffa plant flowers

Luffa plant

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
Climate
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9