The sponge gourd, also known as the luffa plant, is famous for its inner sponge, which is used as a handy scrubber primarily for the body, etc.
Once harvested the fruit needs be dried out and the shell can be peeled off, revealing the inner sponge-like texture. It is also used widely in Indian cuisine, in both the southern and northern styles.
Plant Type: creeper,
Sowing distance: at least 30 cm Plant to Plant