Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Luffa cylindrica, Luffa, Loofah, Chinese Okra

Common Name: Luffa, Loofah, Chinese Okra

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Genus: Luffa

Species: cylindrica

Characteristics of Plant
Fruits are edible when young, bitter when older, mature and dry to fibrous luffa sponge.

This is the variety commonly grown for Luffa/loofah sponges.

Life Cycle
Annual

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Form
Vining

Flower Color
Bright Yellow

Reproduces By
Seed

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