The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sales.
Luffa aegyptiaca (Cucumber family) Luffas are great for scrubbing your back, washing dishes, cleaning the barbeque grill and much, much more! Grow your own supply of sponges and give some as gifts! Long, light green gourd with pale black stripes, thicker at the bottom end, somewhat like a baseball bat. The 12"–24" long gourds are so interesting to watch develop in the garden. Vigorous vines can reach 20'; grow on a trellis or fence. 
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
Best Time To Plant Your Seedlings
|Full Sun||above 60ºF||Very rich, fertile||Keep moist|
|Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Days to Harvest|
|12-18 inches||12-18 inches||110 days from seed|
Common Pests and Diseases
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