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


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 located in Seattle, Washington.

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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Laetiporus Cincinnatus in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

23% Very Low

Growing Laetiporus Cincinnatus in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Laetiporus Cincinnatus in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Laetiporus Cincinnatus in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight will increase by 52.8% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 52.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.7 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Laetiporus Cincinnatus in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will increase by 1.4 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 16.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayl…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.


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 your location in Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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