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Pink Oyster Mushroom

Pleurotus djamor

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








Pink Oyster Mushroom Overview

Pleurotus djamor is a good choice for the novice mushroom cultivator, it is commonly known by the name Pink Oyster Mushroom. It is termed saprotrophic, meaning it feeds on dead and decaying materials, creating fresh nutrient-rich soil for new growth from the tissue of fallen trees.

Common problems with Pink Oyster Mushroom

Spiders can eat the mycelium and fruiting bodies. Cobwebs found near the mushrooms should be immediately destroyed. Sensitive to fly infestation, but can be controlled with good hygiene. Green coloured mould- kept at bay with good hygiene and proper sterilisation.

    How to harvest Pink Oyster Mushroom

    Produce fruits in three or four weeks. Harvest while the edges of the caps are still curled down. Or if they are dropping spores (white dust), harvest the spores.

    How to propagate Pink Oyster Mushroom


    Distinct pink to salmon color, darker pink color from a darker growing environment. A warm loving mushroom, also an aggressive colonizer. Naturally grows on hardwoods, palms, rubber trees or bamboo. Cultivation in the unpasteurized bed or box method.

    Special features of Pink Oyster Mushroom

    Attractive fruits

    Beautiful edible pink fruiting body.

    Indoor plant

    Grow above 26 degrees Celsius and with high humidity.

    Other uses of Pink Oyster Mushroom


    Lower cholesterol and a good source of glucosamine (joint problems). Higher levels of copper and zinc than other cultivated mushrooms.


    Compliment white sauces and risotto dishes (stronger with a tougher texture). High in Vitamin B complex and protein, pink colour fades with cooking.