Plant Care chicken fat mushroom

chicken fat mushroom

Also known as

chicken fat mushroom, American slippery Jack, slipperycap and American suillus


Suillus americanus

How to care for chicken fat mushroom


How often to water your chicken fat mushroom

Water needs for chicken fat mushroom
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for chicken fat mushroom in your home

Light needs and placement for plant chicken fat mushroom: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

chicken fat mushroom 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 chicken fat mushroom

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

Care Summary for chicken fat mushroom

chicken fat mushroom

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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