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.

Luffa plant for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

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:

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 as houseplant?

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

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?

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

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone