Luffa Gourd Seeds

Just rub off the skin of this squash and you have a sponge

Item # 00900-PK-P1
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Genus Cucurbita
Species cylindrica
Variety Luffa
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Days to Maturity 100
Fruit Color Green
Habit Vining
Seeds Per Pack 25
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Bloom First Year, Trellises
Bloom Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

Review Summary
(Based on 3 Reviews)

5 star rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


5 star rating
Good germination
Dorothy from RI wrote on February 21, 2022

They're a very temperamental plant, but strong and hardy once established. I grew in zone 7a. Once established, you can get a lot of luffa from just one plant. Last year, I got 7 large sponges. There were at least 10 others in various stages by the end of my season, and the plant was still trying to start more fruit. If you give it plenty of time or have a longer growing season, you'll get more than enough from one plant. It also has a great germination rate. I got my park seeds two years ago. This year I bought some luffa seeds from baker creek since I knew my seeds we're getting old. I started 3 seeds from each company. All 3 park seeds (2 yrs old) germinated, while only 1 of the baker creek seeds germinated. And, the park seeds germinated faster. They're a good hardy seed and definitely good for cold weather.

4 star rating
SUPER long vines, fun plant
chrissy from NY wrote on April 15, 2012

Living in Western NY the growing season is a bit short but if planted in a warm sunny location it will grow. Lots of room is needed for the super long vines. I simply wrap it around and around a trellis. and around and around and around....... fun thing to grow.

5 star rating
Grow luffa for your parrots
YoYo's Mum from CA wrote on February 07, 2012

I've grown luffa for my parrots. They love them so much! They chew it, rub on it, bite it, hang from it & never seem to get tired of it. Big parrot to canaries & finches find them irresistible.

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