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Loofah (Luffa cylindrica)

Loofah (Luffa cylindrica)
Loofah (Luffa cylindrica) #0 Loofah (Luffa cylindrica) #1
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3.50 € *
Base Price 0.70 €/ seed
apx. $4.13
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in stock
Item number
LUF01
Seed quantity:
5 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Bryonia cheirophylla, L. aegyptica, Luffa cylindrica, Melothria touchanensis, Momordica cylindrica
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Seeds
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Description

Loofahs are easily cultivated indoors if there is no greenhouse at hand. In Asia the fruit is harvested before it has fully ripened and cooked like a vegetable, but in other parts of the world it is more commonly found in the bathroom as a sponge.


about 5 loofah seeds
sowing and cultivation

Luffa is an annual climber and likes a lot of sun. Seeds germinate at about 20-25 °C. Continue culture in a pot on the patio, in the greenhouse or the apartment. Requires stalks or a frame or similar and possibly needs to be tied to the trellis.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Cucurbitaceae
Plant height approx.:
250 cm, Creeper / vine
Flower colour:
Yellow
Flowering period :
August, July, September
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
High
Lifecycle :
Annual
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March
Sowing depth:
1 – 2 cm
Best germination temperature :
23 – 25 °C
Germination time in days:
10 – 20
Planting distance approx.:
50 x 30 cm

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Luffagurke, Schwammgurke, Schwammkürbis

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