Loofah Plant. The loofah plant is a quick growing vine that needs lots of space and a sturdy structure to hold the fruit otherwise known as gourds. It takes a long time for luffa plants to grow and for the fruit to ripen.
Cyclindrica (smooth luffa), depending on the species, the loofah plant (also simply spelled luffa, or by some, loofa) is part of the gourd family. Tips for growing loofah sponges. To maximise your chances of a successful crop of loofahs, here are a few tips for success.