Ridge Gourd Loofah Sponge - Flat, Starter Live Plants - 4 Seedlings
Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca and Luffa acutangula), also known as loofah, vegetable sponge or dishcloth gourds, are grown mainly for their useful fibrous tissue skeleton. Young fruits can be eaten as squash, used in stews or even used in place of cucumbers.
The luffa gourd plant is an annual tropical or subtropical climbing vine. When the fruit section of the plant matures, it can be used as an organic bath or kitchen sponge. Some people even use the juice of this very beneficial plant to treat jaundice.
Plant Type: Vegetable or Ornamental
Fruit Size: 2-7"
Grows Best In: Full Sun
Days to Maturity: 90 Days
Growth Type: Spring
Seedling Spacing: Sow 24-36" apart in rows