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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Requirements for 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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Controlling the growth of the plant
Size of the plant:
5-10m, 15-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Saucer flowers in yellow color
Fruit harvest season:
Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Luffa plant fruit?
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