500 ml live Spirulina starter culture.


500 ml live Spirulina starter culture.

Just the 500 ml Spirulina starter culture, the essential component to start your Spirulina farm. 500 ml gets you off to a solid start.

All prices include GST and express post shipping.



If you feel comfortable to formulate and source your own starter nutrient mix (you can find this information online and in our growing manual) then the 500 ml live starter culture is basically all you need from us to get your spirulina micro-farm established.  With the live starter culture and a few easy to obtain items required to set up a Spirulina micro-farm you will soon be well on your way to producing all the fresh spirulina you need to keep you and your family in excellent health.

With the 500 ml starter culture, you establish your Spirulina micro-farm with billions and billions more cells, which is a robust way to start because the culture is less vulnerable, as it gets going.  What is more, you will be able to harvest your produce weeks sooner than if you start with a smaller volume.

Growing Spirulina is easy peasy.

Remember growing you own live spirulina is super easy and burns very little of your time (a few minutes a day, if that).  Once established under the right conditions your spirulina basically look after themselves. 

When you purchase your live spirulina from us you will also have ongoing e-mail support and access to our private Facebook group, where you will find lots of additional information and support from a growing community of urban spirulina farmers.

What you get when you purchase this today

  • 500 ml of live Spirulina culture (mix of spiral and straight form) grown on food grade nutrients under closely monitored conditions, including regular microscopic examinations, to ensure culture purity.
  • Ongoing e-mail support.
  • Access to a private spirulina growers group on Facebook
  • 1 free culture replacement if something goes wrong

Pure culture

Before we ship the order we check the culture under the microscope to ensure you are getting a pure and uncontaminated product.

Growing Spirulina is completely safe

Farming spirulina is completely safe because it grows at such high pH values (+10) and so there are very few harmful microorganisms that can infect your culture. Spirulina is grown all over the world and is recommended by development agencies, including the FAO, to be grown in poor rural areas of the world where malnutrition is a big issue.

Buying in Australia is better if you live in Australia.

Spirulina gets its energy from the sun. Lack of sun due to long transit times associated with sourcing the culture from overseas can in some cases lead to culture death (it has happened to me).  That is why it is better to source your live starter culture from the country you live in.

What is more, in most countries it is illegal to import biological material without declaring it to customs. If customs do check your package and find the live culture be they will definitely confiscate it. You can get cultures through, but you do risk losing them.

The culture that keeps on giving

Our live culture contains billions of live cells of a fast growing, high yield Athrospira platensis (spirulina) variety (mostly straight form) that performs well under Australian conditions.  

When you purchase a culture from us you get ongoing support and if something goes wrong in the first 30 we will send you one free replacement culture (excluding delivery cost).

“I started growing spirulina because I have a number of health issues, one of which is gout.  One of the symptoms of gout is a burning sensation in my feet.  Since eating the spirulina that I grow each day these symptoms have greatly eased and I have a lot more energy in general.  I am so grateful to Spirulina Grow Co for making their culture available to the public and for their excellent after-sales service”

Sarkis Anjer Koushian

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