Classification: Edible, Medicinal
Cultivation Difficulty: Easy
Substrates: Spawn bags; hardwood chips, sawdust, hardwood logs
Temperature: Colonizing / Fruiting – 70-75 / 55-65
Strain Origin: China; Japan
Description: Reishi has been used by the Chinese and Japanese for hundreds of years for increasing longevity and various other health stimulating effects. It has also been reported to induce a non-narcotic feeling of well-being. It is traditionally used fresh or dried in teas and soups. The dried “conks” have an attractive varnish-like appearance and can be used in dried flower and seedpod arrangements.