Introduced Species: Luffa
Exotic not always mean Invasive
Have you ever heard about “Luffa”? It is a kind of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family. Fátima Lima, born in Madeira and Claudio Pegoli, an immigrant from Brasil become an entrepreneurial pioneer couple. Both have opened the gates to their property to let us know how they introduced this exotic species into Madeira Island and how it actually became their own business: Luffa Pérola Marinha.