Growing Psilocybe silvatica at home isn’t as easy as growing other mushrooms like shiitake or oyster mushrooms. But why? Let’s dive into the fascinating world of shrooms and fetch the answers!

Psilocybe Silvatica. Basic Information

Psilocybe silvatica, the larger wood magic mushroom species, is a psychoactive mushroom which contains psilocybin and psilocin. It is part of the mushrooms that grow in grass, hiding among the blades in order not to be seen. Under favorable conditions, the fruiting bodies of Psilocybe mushrooms can even be transplanted into lawns, allowing for small doses of psychedelic mushrooms to be grown in cities.


Psilocybe silvatica, also known as magic mushrooms or shrooms, is a hallucinogenic mushroom that grows in the wild. They can be found all over the world and are most commonly found in North America and Europe. Although they can be found in a variety of different habitats, they prefer deciduous forests and woodlands that are rich with water sources such as streams or lakes.

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Potency of Psilocybe Silvatica

Psilocybe silvatica, also known as the woodlovers psilocybin mushroom, is a hallucinogenic mushroom that grows wild throughout the world. The potency of this psychedelic fungus varies widely due to the different strains and growing conditions. Some people claim to have experienced heightened spiritual experiences while eating these mushrooms, while others say they’ve had terrifying trips.

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Growing the Silvatica Shroom at Home

The main reason why this species is difficult to grow indoors is that they require very specific conditions that are hard to replicate in a controlled environment like an indoor mushroom farm. The first step towards growing these mushrooms is choosing the right substrate material that can support their growth over time.

The Perfect Substrate

The best way to grow Psilocybe silvatica at home is by using a substrate made of decomposing fallen pine needles or other dead organic matter found in forests or grasslands. These substrates can be difficult to find, but they are essential for the mushrooms to thrive.

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Once you have the substrate, the next step is to inoculate it with mycelium from a wild Psilocybe silvatica mushroom. This can be done by taking a small piece of the mushroom and placing it in the center of the substrate. The mycelium will then begin to spread through the substrate and colonize it over time.

It can take several weeks or months for the Psilocybe silvatica mushrooms to fully develop and mature after inoculating the substrate. During this time, it is important to keep the substrate moist at all times, but you should also avoid over-watering it. 

Consuming Psilocybe Silvatica

The most common way to consume a Psilocybe silvatica is by eating it or drinking it in tea. When ingested this way, doses are typically between 0,03 and 0,1 oz. However, some people have reported feeling effects from doses as small as 0.008 oz. Be careful not to take too much and don’t mistake these shrooms with other species!

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When used at the recommended dosage range, Psilocybe silvatica provides the user with unique mind-expanding experiences that can last up to 6 hours, depending on how much was consumed and the body’s metabolism. Users typically report feelings of euphoria and being “in sync” with their environment during these experiences.

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A trip on silvatica is usually not as strong as its cousin Psilocybe cyanescens, however it is still known for being very powerful. It has been compared to a more intense version of Psilocybe cubensis, but with a shorter duration. The effects are strong and visual, often accompanied by uncontrollable laughter and euphoria.

However, there are also some negative side effects that should be taken into consideration so always stay on the safe side!

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