How to Grow Magic Mushrooms

The basic rules in growing magic mushrooms.

Magic mushrooms grow in the wild and people have been using them for thousands of years. Eventually, humans learned to depend on nature less and grow magic mushrooms from the comfort of their own homes.

If you want to grow your own psilocybin mushrooms, it’s important to follow this guide and avoid any temptation to innovate – at least for the first time. Failure among newbie magic mushrooms growers is the primary cause of failure.

General Guidelines in Growing Magic Mushrooms

Before you grow magic mushrooms at home, it’s important to keep your work area as clean as possible. Following these guidelines will help prevent molds from contaminating your mushroom grow environment.

  • Wash your utensils before and after using them.
  • Sterilize the air in your workspace by keeping a Bunsen burner nearby.
  • Avoid doing any general cleaning during the growing process. Cleaning up will cause dust to fly in the air.
  • Never use contaminated mushrooms. Throw away any dubious mushrooms without regret. Growing psychedelic mushrooms doesn’t cost too much money and they regrow fast.

Growing Magic Mushrooms Using a Spore Print

This method is perfect for beginners. For now, avoid growing Copelandia cyanescens. It has one of the strongest hallucinogenic effects but is also more difficult to grow. It’s better to try growing Psilocybe cubensis first. This strain is perfect for beginners.


  • One spore print from a Psilocybe cubensis mushroom
  • Petri dishes with agar
  • One Bunsen burner with gas bottle
  • One large and wide needle
  • 3 or 4 large airtight jars
  • 10 kilograms of rice flour
  • Several kilos of vermiculite
  • Pressure cooker
  • 3 large Styrofoam boxes lined with airtight foil inside
  • 1 scalpel
  • Organic rye
  • Disposable sterile gloves and surgical masks


Once you have completed all the supplies, you’re now ready to start following the 20 steps in this magic mushroom grow guide.

Step 1.

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Choose an area in your house that will serve as your grow room. It should be free from dust and molds.

Step 2.

bunsen burner

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Set up the Bunsen burner and start a fire.

Step 3.


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Sterilize your needle. Hold the pointy end towards the flame of the Bunsen burner until it starts to get a bit red. Let it cool. Hold it into the flame again for 5 seconds and let it cool.

Step 4.


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Press the needle tip into the magic mushroom spore print.

Step 5.

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Open the Petri dishes and put the needle tip into the agar and close the Petri dish. This has to be done quickly to prevent contamination.

Step 6.

dish mushroom

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Repeat steps 1-5 to two or three more Petri dishes and store them in a dark room with room temperature. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent unnecessary heating. Within 4 to 10 days, you should see the magic mushrooms growing.

Step 7.


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Observe until the spore colonies have grown over the whole Petri dish. Once they’ve covered the entire area, prepare for the 8th step.

Step 8.


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Mix 1 part Vermiculite, 1 part rice flour and 3 parts organic rye together. Continue mixing until tey are in distributed equally throughout the mixture.

Step 9.

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Distribute the mixture among your airtight jars. Prevent any unnecessary particles from getting into the jars. Add two small coffee cups of water into each jar. Close.

Step 10.

pressure cooker

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Sterilize the jars. Put the preserving jars inside the pressure cooker and set it on low heat. When the pressure cooker reaches full heat, let the jars stay for 60 minutes.

Step 11.


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Allow the jars to cool down to room temperature. Remember to never open the lid of the jars.

Step 12.

petri dish with mush

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The Petri dishes should be colonized with psilocybin mushrooms by now. Sterilize the scalpel over the Bunsen burner and let it cool.

Step 13.

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Cut the colonized agar into squares so that you have 5-10 small squares of colonized pieces.

Step 14.


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Wear your sterile gloves. Open the lid of the sterilized jars. Push some pieces of the colonized agar pieces into them and close them again. Repeat this step until you finish putting all the hallucinogenic mushroom spores into the Petri dishes.

Step 15.

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Keep the jars in a dark area with room temperature. Over the course of the next days, you will see the magic mushrooms digging through the feeding media. Let the mushrooms grow until half of the jar is filled.

Step 16.

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Prepare the same grow media in Step 8 with the same amount of water and put it in the pressure cooker until it reaches full heat. Take it out and spread it on the bottom of your Styrofoam box,

Step 17.


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Remove the colonized material from the jar and mix it under the media in the Styrofoam box. Cover.

Step 18.

water spray

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Keep the box at 24°C and make sure the media doesn’t become soaked. Spray with just enough distilled water to adjust humidity inside the box.

Step 19.


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The magic mushrooms should colonize the whole box by now. Watch out for the caps which are just about to open. Once you see them, it’s time to harvest.

Step 20.


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To harvest the mushrooms, grip each stalk and pull until you hear a “thud.” When done, spray the box with water until the media becomes wet again.

Once you have harvested all of them, you can dry the psilocybin mushrooms to preserve them for longer periods of time. Magic mushrooms can also be consumed fresh but if you feel creative, there are a lot of ways to eat psilocybin shrooms!

Growing your own magic mushrooms is easy but if you don’t have any luck in the gardening department, don’t fret. Using a grow kit is a good alternative.

Using grow kits to produce more magic mushrooms is easy and some can give a guaranteed harvest in as short as 3 days. Get your hands on a magic mushroom grow kit today!

4 Responses to “How to Grow Magic Mushrooms”

  1. Lawrence 15th April 2019 at 17:25 #

    I would make at least one agar transfer before I’d use it for grain jar inoculations, to isolate from contams.

  2. Nitesh Khandare 1st September 2018 at 12:48 #

    Nice information it help me lots.

  3. John 14th August 2018 at 12:17 #

    Psilocybe Cubensis (The King )

  4. VIBHOR 19th October 2017 at 08:43 #

    I like this page
    Can possible someone send me this information in hindi
    Wich kind grow magic mushroom in home
    Send me if possible please

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