How to Grow a Luffa Sponge

I admit it.

I was one of those people that Aaron Newton was referring to who would have been asking “Don’t those come from the sea?” I am a little cosmetically challenged and have never seen these sponges anywhere other than the BodyShop and I (wrongly) assumed that they were cousins of the cuttlefish.

However, I’m not too proud to admit that I can be flexible as a paradigm shifts through my worldview.

Well…according to Aaron, Luffa sponges can be grown on a vine and they resemble a cucumber – probably because they come from the same family. If you’re interested in growing one visit his blog and check this very helpful post. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Additionally, we participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links.