Luffa - Miriam Sponge Gourd- (Luffa cylindrica) Loofah Sin Gua Asian Angled Natural Sponge

$3.50
Shipping calculated at checkout.
SKU:

Luffa - Miriam Sponge Gourd- (Luffa cylindrica) Loofah Sin Gua Asian Angled Natural Sponge 

Annual

This variety is an annual climber that bears cucumber-like fruits that, when it bears its long angled luffa fruit, let it dry out, peel it, and you are left with a fibrous all natural sponge. 

  • Full Sun
  • Needs at least six hours of full sun
  • Soak Luffa seeds for 24 hours before planting.
  • Direct sow after last frost or start indoors 4-6 weeks earlier and after the soil warms up.
  • Plant the seeds in four inch pots filled with pre-moistened seed starting mix and use cover trays with plastic wrap or a seeding dome to increase humidity.
  • Luffa is cold sensitive and takes 120-200 days to fully mature. Transplant them outdoors when the seedlings are strong enough to handle.
  • Grow them up an arbour or on a fence. Over the season they will grow 250 cm or larger.
  • Harvest in the autumn and finish drying them in a well ventilated area.
  • Seed count: 10