This sponge is absolutely unique in shape. It is great perfect for the base of a gift basket, a plant vase (great for orchids), dry arrangement, ornamental, and best of all... soap dishes! Care for the sponges: Just rinse and let dry after using. If needed, wash your sponges in hot soapy water (no bleach) rinse with clean water, and then let set to air dry. Natural sponges are hypoallergenic, need very little care, and will last for years if taken care of properly. As sponges are naturally occurring & are harvested, their shapes & sizes will vary.