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Germination of

Luffa aegyptiaca

Luffa Sponge Gourd: Loofah, Sponge Gourd, Dishcloth Gourd, Rag Gourd

Luffa aegyptiaca

Luffa aegyptiaca: Luffa aegyptiaca seeds can be germinated by sowing them in a well-draining soil mix, covering them lightly with soil, and keeping the soil moist. The container should be placed in a warm and bright location, but not in direct sunlight. Germination can take several weeks to several months, and it is important to maintain a consistent level of moisture in the soil. Once the seedlings have emerged, they can

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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