LUFFA AEGYPTICA (L.cylindrica) - Estropajo
  • LUFFA AEGYPTICA (L.cylindrica) - Estropajo
  • LUFFA AEGYPTICA (L.cylindrica) - Estropajo
  • LUFFA AEGYPTICA (L.cylindrica) - Estropajo
  • LUFFA AEGYPTICA (L.cylindrica) - Estropajo
  • LUFFA AEGYPTICA (L.cylindrica) - Estropajo
  • LUFFA AEGYPTICA (L.cylindrica) - Estropajo
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SEEDS OF SPONGE GOURD - LUFFA AEGYPTIACA

The Sponge Gourd is a climber with an edible fruit also used as a sponge. Very ornamental for its large flowers and its fruit. The fruit can be eaten as a vegetable. When the fruit is fully ripened it becomes fibrous and then can be used as a scrubbing sponge completely natural.

Annual vine of 2m tall with yellow and funnel-shaped flowers. Cylindrical fruit looking like cucumbers or zucchini in summer. It needs water and heat to grow.

Direct sowing outside after last frosts. Crop in autumn.

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Average germination (%) 50
Flower colour Yellow
Germination (in days) 8-14
Life cycle Annual
Plant use Climber, Cosmetic, Eco-friendly garden, Herbs garden, Walls, fences
Seeds per gram 10
Soil - Moisture Moist
Soil - Ph No preference
Soil - Type No preference
Sunlight - Exposure Sun



 

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