Luffa cylindrica (Loofah)Luffa cylindricaLoofah, Sponge Gourd

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Grow your own loofah sponge!

Young fruits are also edible

Grow in same way as a cucumber

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Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118in)

Half-hardy Annual

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Description
Grow your own loofah sponge! The cucumber-like fruit dry out as they mature leaving a fibrous core which you can use as an exfoliating sponge or kitchen scourer. Fruits are also edible if harvested when young. Grow in the same way as a cucumber. Height and Spread: 3m (10’).

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3 Peat-Free Plug Plants (KC7973)

How to Grow

Best grown in a warm, humid greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 15C (60F). Plant at a spacing of 45cm (18"). Water well after planting until fully established. Water plants regularly, apply greenhouse shading as required and create a humid atmosphere by regularly spraying or damping down pathways.


Train the main shoots onto canes until they reach the top of their support and then pinch out the growing point. Pinch out side-shoots once fruit begins to develop, leaving two leaves after each fruit. As fruit matures it will dry out and the skin will turn brown. Harvest and remove the skin and seeds then wash and dry the fibrous core before use.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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