This useful gourd can be utilized as a sponge for household cleaning and to wash & exfoliate the skin.
The ornamental vines produce many yellow flowers & have attractive silvery, dark green leaves.
Gourds are ready to harvest when their skin turns brown and the seeds rattle inside when you shake them.
To use as a sponge, peel off skin and remove seeds. Hang to dry between uses to help prevent molding.
20 seeds per packet
Growing tips: Luffa prefers warm temperatures. It grows quite happily in our greenhouse, but would also do well outdoors in a warmer environment. Provide trellising for its sprawling vines to ensure gourds aren’t touching the ground as they ripen.
*All Sierra y Cielo seeds are organic, open-pollinated, & non-GMO. They have been hand collected from our gardens, where they have been adapted for 2+ generations.