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 How to grow Luffa plant growing and care:
Trellising, well-drained soil
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction What is the best way to start growing? No Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Aggressive Difficulties or problems when growing: Spring / Summer Planting season: Powdery mildew Pests and diseases: All season Pruning season: Controlling the growth of the plant How to prune: 5-10m, 15-30 feet Size of the plant: Fast growing Growth speed in optimal condition: Small amount of water / Average amount of water Water requirement: Full sun Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Blooming information Spring / Summer / Autumn Bloom season? Saucer flowers in yellow color General information about the flower: Edible Fruit Autumn / Winter Fruit harvest season: Fruits pests or diseases : Powdery mildew Eat What can be done with big quantities of Luffa plant fruit? In order to eat it need to collect it in time Work requirements on the 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 How long does it take to bear fruit? Need to eat the fruit when they are young Ripening of fruit Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Desert Climate, Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Fast growing plants
Annual plant, Herbaceous
Edible plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Regularly water, Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental flower, Ornamental fruit, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Autumn flowers, Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Autumn Harvest, Winter harvest
Cooked, Eaten raw, Salad