Luffas are great for scrubbing your back, washing dishes, cleaning the barbeque grill and much, much more! Grow your own supply of sponges and give some as gifts! The 12"–24" long gourds are so interesting to watch develop in the garden. Vigorous vines can reach 20'; grow on a trellis or fence.
Botanical Name: Luffa aegyptiaca
Days to Maturity: 110 Days
Native: Asia or possibly Africa
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: Vigorous vines can reach over 2' in length.
Variety Information: 12" long, light green gourd with pale black stripes, thicker at the bottom end, somewhat like a baseball bat.