Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Luffa acutangula, Angled Luffa, Chinese Okra, Ribbed Gourd

Common Name: Angled Luffa, Chinese Okra, Ribbed Gourd

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Genus: Luffa

Species: acutangula

Characteristics of Plant
Fruits are edible when young, becomes bitter when older, matures and dries to familiar luffa sponge.

Another species, Luffa cylindrica (Smooth Loofah), is more commonly used to grow luffa sponges.

Life Cycle
Annual

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Form
Vining

Flower Color
Bright Yellow

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