(8-12”) Start Luffa (Loofa) Sponge seeds indoors. Requires a long growing season and the trailing vines are best grown on a trellis. When dried, the fibrous flesh can be used for bath sponges. 130 days.
4,700 seeds/lb.; 10-15 days, 70-75°F. Start early indoors in pots and transplant after last spring frost. Soak seeds in warm water overnight before seeding. Can also be seeded directly in the field in warm climates after soil temperature is 72°F.