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Luffa cylindrica

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Luffa cylindrica



Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1614

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Luffa cylindrica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - annual climber
Flower or inflorescence: YELLOW, cor. to 9cm. dia.
Fruit: gourd 30-60cm. long...(germ. 1-4 weeks, grow like cucumber, but warmer)
Foliage: palm. 3-5 lobed, -20cm., climbing - trailing plant, ~ ornamental
Height, in meters: 15
Height, in feet: 49.50
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Luffa cylindrica:
Luffa aegyptiaca, 

Common names for Luffa cylindrica:

(Ayurv: juv.fr.raw,bile flow,lactation),  (TCM: rheumatism),  Dhundul,  Dishcloth Gourd,  Loofah,  Luffa,  Schwammgurke,  Si gua luo,  Sponge Gourd, 


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Germination guide for Luffa cylindrica

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Luffa cylindrica seeds will usually germinate in 15-29 days.
Sow Luffa cylindrica seeds about 6mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25°C.

Sow Luffa cylindrica seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)


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