Reishi

Ganoderma lucidum

The fantastical and visually intriguing Reishi is a naturally occurring shelf fungus whose naturally lacquered surface emphasizes their brilliant rusty red and buttery yellow hues. Grown primarily as a medicinal mushroom (their Chinese name "Ling Zhi" translates as "mushroom of immortality"), they are easily dried for use in teas or decorations.

Cultivation: Reishi will grow outdoors on natural logs (best in southern USA, but can also be grown in the North if logs are protected from below freezing temperatures during the winter and the fruiting season is extended through cold frames or greenhouses in the fall), or in sterilized sawdust for indoor cultivation. Careful manipulation of light, temperature, humidity and CO2 levels determines which of two forms Reishi will take. The seashell like CONCH shape develops with abundant light levels, high humidity and plenty of airflow. The elegantly branched ANTLER shape forms in conditions of moderate light, high humidity, and minimal airflow - readily achieved with the use of a clear plastic bag or a large glass jar. Spawn is available in sawdust and plugs for natural log cultivation, and in ready-to-fruit Table Top Farms for indoor cultivation.

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  • Reishi - (Ganoderma lucidum) Plug Spawn

    Reishi - (Ganoderma lucidum) Plug Spawn

    Reishi is grown primarily as a medicinal mushroom and is dried for use in teas or decorations. Reishi will grow...
    $20.00–$42.00
  • Reishi - (Ganoderma lucidum) Sawdust Spawn

    Reishi - (Ganoderma lucidum) Sawdust Spawn

    The fantastical and visually intriguing Reishi is grown primarily as a medicinal mushroom and is dried for use in...
    $18.00–$25.00
  • Reishi Table Top Farm

    Reishi Table Top Farm

    Ready-to-fruit Reishi mushroom kit. Fruits intermittently for 2-3 months when placed in a warm, humid location indoors.
    $24.00
  • Reishi 10-Block Set

    Reishi 10-Block Set

    Ready-to-fruit Reishi blocks. Renowned medicinal mushroom with beautiful red conks with buttery yellow rims.
    $100.00
  • Reishi Mushroom Tincture

    Reishi Mushroom Tincture

    New this year! Reishi tincture is an overall immune system booster. The Reishi mushroom has...
    $30.00