Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Lagenaria siceraria, Birdhouse Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Birdhouse Gourd

Common Name: Bottle Gourd, Birdhouse Gourd

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Genus: Lagenaria

Species: siceraria

Cultivar or Variety: Birdhouse Gourd

Characteristics of Plant
The flowers are monoecious. Typically male flowers are on the thick main vines, female flowers are on lateral branches.

Life Cycle

When to Sow Seed
Late Spring
Early Summer
Mid Summer

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Form


Reproduces By

(Image by poisondartfrog)
"Birdhouse gourd"
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