Plant Care Laetiporus Cincinnatus

Laetiporus Cincinnatus

Also known as

Laetiporus sulphureus, Laetiporus sulphureus, Laetiporus sulphureus, Calvatia versispora, chicken-of-the-woods, crab-of-the-woods, lobster-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore and sulphur shelf


Laetiporus cincinnatus

How to care for Laetiporus Cincinnatus

💦 Water

How often to water your Laetiporus Cincinnatus

Water needs for Laetiporus Cincinnatus
0.5 cups
every 9

Laetiporus Cincinnatus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Laetiporus sulphureus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Laetiporus Cincinnatus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Laetiporus Cincinnatus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Laetiporus Cincinnatus in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Laetiporus Cincinnatus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Laetiporus Cincinnatus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Laetiporus Cincinnatus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Laetiporus Cincinnatus

Laetiporus Cincinnatus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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