LUFFA: Start Growing the Sponge Plant

Family: Cucurbitaceae  Genus: Luffa  Common name: Loofah, Sponge Gourd, Egyptian Cucumber, Chinese Okra, Ridged gourd Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the same family of cucumber, melon, pumpkin,etc. It’s know under several names and varieties, but mainly we  refers to the fruits of the two most common species Luffa Aegyptiaca or Cylindrica, and Luffa Acutangula.   The first variety is very similar to a big size zucchini. It has an elongated shape and roughly reaches a length of 30 cm. its skin has a light color with evident grooves and…