Plant Care crab brittlegill

crab brittlegill

Also known as

crab brittlegill and shrimp mushroom


Russula xerampelina

How to care for crab brittlegill


How often to water your crab brittlegill

Water needs for crab brittlegill
0.5 cups
every 9

crab brittlegill 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

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Finding light for crab brittlegill in your home

Light needs and placement for plant crab brittlegill: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

crab brittlegill 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.

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How to fertilize crab brittlegill

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for crab brittlegill: 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 crab brittlegill after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for crab brittlegill

crab brittlegill

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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