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Luffa cylindrica – Luffa sponge (seed)


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Luffa cylindrica is the plant species from which the bathroom luffa sponge is produced. The sponge is left after the flesh of the ripe, yellow fruit rots away, leaving the white skeleton that can be cut into pieces and bleached before use. A climbing or creeping member of the Cucurbitaceae family that has many uses. It produces edible leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, oil and fibre.

Care and Cultivation of Luffa cylindrica

Sow Luffa cylindrica  seed in spring/summer or all year round in warm climates. Full-sun to part-shade position in well drained soil. Has fertiliser requirements like pumpkins, cucumbers and gourds. Likes a tree/trellis/fence to climb over.

8 seeds per packet

2 reviews for Luffa cylindrica – Luffa sponge (seed)

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    Of the 10 or so different seeds that I bought, they all had a few extra in each pack, and were all nice and fat and healthy looking.
    None of them are dried up, and most still have their natural skins, covers, etc.

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    Excellent seeds; all germinated easily. After many years I still have Herbalistics luffas in my back yard, season after season I collect the seeds and re-sow. The luffas are strong, Green, and surprisingly long. The flesh is spongy, sort of feels hard but in a flexible way you know? Firm but flexible. I love to use them as I draw my nightly bath.

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