Ridge Gourd (Peerkangai) - Santhi Online Plants Nursery
Ridge Gourd (Peerkangai) - Santhi Online Plants Nursery
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Ridge Gourd (Peerkangai)


Luffa is a cucumber-related genus of tropical and subtropical vines (Cucurbitaceae). The luffa, also spelled loofah, refers to the fruits of the species Luffa aegyptiaca and Luffa acutangula in ordinary non-technical usage. It is grown and eaten like a vegetable, but it has to be harvested at a young stage to be edible. In India, China, and Vietnam, the vegetable is very popular. hen the fruit is fully mature, it has a fibrous texture. The loofah washing sponge, which is used in bathrooms and kitchens, is made from fully formed fruit.

Name: Ridge Gourd(peerkangai)

Scientific name: Clitoria ternatea

Origin: This plant is native to equatorial Asia, including South Asia and Southeast Asia

Height: Long varietals may be ripe at 16-18 inches (41-46 cm), while shorter cultivars may be ready at 6-8 inches (15-20 cm).

Family: Cucurbitaceae

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About Ridge Gourd Plant

Ridge gourd (L. aegyptiaca) is an annual climbing vine with yellow blossoms that bloom in the summer. beerakaya to better  eat it while it’s still delicate and green. In the Cucurbitaceae family, the Ridge Gourd(peerkangai) plant will find in an online nursery.


  • Ridge gourd is high in dietary fiber and contains all of the essential nutrients, including Vitamin C, zinc, iron, riboflavin, magnesium, thiamine, and trace minerals.
  • It’s low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories, which helps you lose weight.
  • beerakaya has high water content and includes a lot of cellulose, which helps to ease constipation.
  • It includes insulin-like peptides and alkaloids that assist to lower blood and urine sugar levels.
  • Ridge gourd is an excellent blood purifier. It improves and nourishes the liver’s health while also protecting it from alcohol intoxication.


  • It need evenly moist soil to thrive and grow quickly. Overwatering or allowing the soil to dry up are both bad ideas.
  • Tendrils, a specialized stem with a threadlike structure, can be seen as the plant grows. Climbing plants employ them to support themselves by twining around surrounding hosts. All of the tendrils can be nipped off. We won’t require them because we’ll support and guide the plant on the trellis.
  • Pollination in ridge gourds, or any gourd for that matter, can be difficult! As a result, there is a brief explanation of the flowers and pollination.
  • They are voracious eaters. Add a suitable amount of VC or Compost Tea when your ridge gourds blossom to assist promote better plant yield (CT).
  • Maintain soil moisture and an even growth temperature around the plant once the earth has warmed.
  • Flowers of the ridge gourd: Male and female flowers are produced by beerakaya . Female flowers turn into ridge gourds, which distinguishes them from their male counterparts.
  • Pollination : Pollination of the blooms is assisted by honey bees and other insects. Occasionally, none of the female flowers yield fruits and fall off before developing into ridge . This is primarily due to pollination failure.
  • In addition, we offer to buy plants an Organic Potting mix that boosts the plant’s growth and makes it more resilient in fighting disease.


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