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Luffa Genus

Loofah

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilRich, Sandy

Description

Luffa genus (Loofah). This has a dried skeleton of conducting tissues it is used as a sponge and as a shock absorber in helmets; its most popular use is as an exfoliant. The seeds may be pressed for oil.

Characteristics

Annuals, Vegetables

Origin

India

Interest and use

Indoors for personal use.

Cultivation

These are frost-tender plant, they prefer rich, sandy soil with full sun. You can propagate from seed sown in spring.

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