Luffa Smooth Skinned
GENUS: Luffia SPECIES: aegyptiaca
Heritage Status: Unknown
Bioregion: Kōanga since 2006
Number of Seeds: 15
Description: Luffa’s are frost tender but will grow successfully in a wide range of climate zones down to at least the climate zone that includes Hamilton. They grow like a cucumber with intriguing upright flowers, and once autumn comes they can be picked and left to dry out. Once they are dry, and the seeds rattle inside you can peel off the skin and shake out the seeds to use as a pot scrubber, body scrubber etc etc. If they look stained and discoloured just soak in a hydrogen peroxide solution or similar.