✨ !!! IMPORTANT !!! We will be on vacation July 3 - July 26th. Orders placed after midnight (EST) July 2nd will be shipped July 27th. Free standard shipping on orders $40 & up! Use discount code : Free Shipping ✨

Luffa Gourd
Luffa Gourd
Luffa Gourd
Luffa Gourd

Luffa Gourd

Regular price $3.95 Sale

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca)

Luffa gourds have very fibrous interiors when fully ripe and can easily be peeled to make a wonderful eco-friendly sponge. Luffas grow on vines up to 20' long and do well on a fence or trellis. As a heat and sun-loving plant, they require 150-200 warm days to fully mature. We sow ours as early as possible in April and cover if frost is still likely. With big yellow blooms on the vine and a fast-growing habit, Luffas are a great plant for kids!

Origin: The parent seed of our luffa came from a friend in Asheville who has been growing them for many years. He brought the original seeds home after working in Thailand in the 1950's. 

(Approximately 20 seeds per packet) 

Planting Instructions:  Sow 1 seed 1" deep every 4" in a sunny location 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is above 60°F. Grows well on a fence or trellis. 

In cool climates, sow indoors 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Luffa roots are sensitive to disturbance so sow into biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground.