Bucha-Paulista (Luffa operculata)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 20' - 30' Pinch stem ends for bush shape
Plant Spread: 20' - 30'
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Fruit/gourd, possibly immature

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Location: Long Island, WashingtonDate: JulyFruit/gourd, possibly immature
By psa
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Unknown fruit/vegetable by psa Jul 24, 2012 10:41 AM 4
Round luffa sponge by dave Mar 22, 2012 5:05 AM 8

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