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Lady of the night ( The pink oyster mushroom)

Posted by Rina Veltkamp on

I incubated some toilet paper rolls with some pink oyster mushroom spores. 3 and a half weeks later i now have little mushrooms growing out of the rolls. I cant tell you how excited i am to watch them grow. I am a proud mom.


I thought I would dedicate this blog post to the lady of the night the lovely pink oyster mushroom. She is my queen. This mushroom is so beautiful. 


Here is some fun facts:

AKA Pink Flamingo Oyster Mushroom is a tropical variety of Oyster mushroom,  named after their vibrant pink colour. Their scientific name is Pleurotus djamor.

They grow in layered clusters like their grey oyster mushroom relative, and their colour is intensely pink when raw, changing to a gold yellow when it starts to cook, then through to an orange brown colour when fully cooked (this variety needs 20 minutes).


The meaty texture of the Pink Flamingo Oyster mushroom makes for a delicious edible mushroom.

They can be sautéed with other vegetables, added to pasta dishes or soups, and compliment white sauces and risotto dishes.

Due to their meaty texture, they require thorough cooking (around 20 minutes), and their bacon or ham type flavour intensifies the longer they are cooked. (


We will be doing another toilet paper rolls class this Jan and Fed.