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.
|Average germination (%)||50|
|Germination (in days)||8-14|
|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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