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Luffa cylindrica

Smooth luffa

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Features

  • Flower ColourYellow

Description

Luffa cylindrica (Smooth luffa). This is an annual vine which is about 3m tall, It will produce yellow tubular flowers.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Other common names

Loofah

Origin

India

Interest and use

Vegetable, culinary, food

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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