Growing Guide: Loofah Gourd

Plant Type: 
Annual Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season: 
Late Summer, Early Fall

Mature Size: 
Up to 30 ft. Loofah Gourd plants love to climb! Requires a trellis for best growth.  We grow them along fences, up fruit trees in the food forest, and up palms in our outdoor shower.

Soil & Moisture: 
Rich, well-drained soil that holds moisture.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Very Fast, Fast

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 7-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation: 
Grown from seed and ready to harvest within the growing season.