How to Natively Stake SOL (Desktop)

This guide will show you how to natively stake from a funded Solflare wallet. There are two different ways you can stake SOL – liquid staking, and natively staking. Natively refers to traditional staking.

This guide will show you how to natively stake your SOL.

There is a temporary Solana network fee of 0.002 SOL to open each SOL staking account. Once you withdraw and close your stake account, you are refunded back the fee.

If you want to know how to liquid stake your SOL, which is a bit more advanced, check out this guide that shows you how to do that using Marinade.


Step 1


Step 2

  • Click on the Staking tab on the top of the page.

You’ll by default be taken to the Liquid SOL Staking tab.

To continue natively staking SOL, Click the Native SOL Staking tab


Step 3

  • Click Start Staking.
  • Decide how much you want to stake.
  • Choose which validator you would like to stake with.

Staking Notes:

  • This guide delegates your SOL to a validator. The validator then adds your stake to its pool of SOL and this process can take up to 3 epochs which translates to roughly 6 days. Your rewards won’t start accruing until the moment your SOL is added to a validators stake pool.
  • The more spread out staked SOL is, the more decentralized the Solana network is.
  • It’s important to choose a validator that incorporates an acceptable fee (around 10%) and delegate accordingly.
  • A 5% fee is fair so delegating to this validator makes sense. Click Stake when you’re ready.

You’re all set.

Remember, delegated SOL is not immediately effective. Depending on network activity, there may be a 2-3 day delay before your delegated SOL is earning rewards.

You’re still able to undelegate during this timeframe.