About Luffa cylindrica
Luffah sponge gourd (also spelled loofah) is commonly used as a bath sponge. Luffas can be grown in the South Eastern United States. They need at least 6 hours of full sun, well-drained soil, good air circulation and a good, sturdy trellis to thrive. They can be harvested in the fall when the gourds are tan and dry.
Also known as
Luffa cylindrica, sponge gourd, Egyptian cucumber and Vietnamese luffa
How to care for Luffa cylindrica
Luffa cylindrica needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Luffa cylindrica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Luffa cylindrica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Luffa cylindrica after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.