Also spelled loofah. Young fruits are edible like zucchini, use mature fruit as bath sponges or dishcloths.
It requires long growing season and warm temperature. If you live in a frosty zone be sure to start early indoors in a pot well before planting out after the last frost. Easy to grow and high yield.
Plant type: Tender annual
Sow when: Spring – min. soil temp 27˚c
Sow where: Punnets or direct
Position: Full sun
Harvest: 140 days
Seeds per package: 10