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Cactus placed graphic
Cactus Types.png
Cacti growing on Sand, Ebonsand, Pearlsand, and Crimsand.

Cactus refers to a Desert plant, as well as the item that drops when the plant is harvested. Skip to the plant or to the item below.

Cactus plant[edit | edit source]

Cactus plant
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Internal Tile ID: 80
Pink Prickly Pear atop a Cactus.

The Cactus plant grows in Desert biomes on Sand. Cactus plants can be harvested using an axe or chainsaw, which causes Cactus items to drop (details below). Mining a Sand block beneath a Cactus plant using a pickaxe will quickly destroy the entire plant and yield all possible Cactus items. Corruption, Crimson, and Hallow Cacti will all drop the same Cactus item when harvested.

Cacti will sometimes grow Pink Prickly Pears on their tops.

Conditions[edit | edit source]

Cactus Plants will only grow under the following conditions:

  1. There needs to be at least one layer of sand below it.
  2. The Cactus requires one space of open ground to either side. A raised tile will block growth, but a lower tile will not.
  3. The sand it grows on needs to be above zero depth.
  4. They only grow at least 378 blocks away from the edges of the world, i.e. not in the zone where the Ocean biome can be generated.

Cactus item[edit | edit source]

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Cactus inventory icon
Cactus placed graphic
Type BlockCrafting material
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Sell 2 Copper Coin
Internal Item ID: 276
Internal Tile ID: 188

Cactus is a crafting material obtained by harvesting Cactus plants (described above), in the same manner as trees. It can also be harvested by mining or hammering a Sand Block below the base of the Cactus. In addition to crafting, Cactus can be placed and used as a building material.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

It takes 258 cactus to craft all items.

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Cactus Work Bench.png Cactus.png Cactus (10) By Hand
Swiftness Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Bottle (crafting station).png Placed
Alchemy Table.png Alchemy
Pc only.png
Cactus.png Cactus
Blinkroot.png Blinkroot
Thorns Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Cactus.png Cactus
Deathweed.png Deathweed
Stinger.png Stinger
Worm Tooth.png Worm Tooth
Cactus Helmet.png Cactus.png Cactus (20) Work Bench.png Work Bench
Cactus Breastplate.png Cactus.png Cactus (30)
Cactus Leggings.png Cactus.png Cactus (25)
Cactus Sword.png Cactus.png Cactus (10)
Cactus Pickaxe.png Cactus.png Cactus (15)
Cactus Wall.png Cactus.png Cactus
Cactus Platform.png Cactus.png Cactus
Cactus Door.png Cactus.png Cactus (6)
Cactus Chair.png Cactus.png Cactus (4)
Cactus Chest.png Cactus.png Cactus (8)
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (2)
Cactus Clock.png Cactus.png Cactus (10)
Lead Bar.png Iron Bar.png Lead Bar or Iron Bar (3)
Glass.png Glass (6)
Cactus Bookcase.png Cactus.png Cactus (20)
Book.png Book (10)
Cactus Bed.png Cactus.png Cactus (15)
Silk.png Silk (5)
Cactus Bathtub.png Cactus.png Cactus (14)
Cactus Lantern.png Cactus.png Cactus (6)
Torch.png Torch (1)
Cactus Candle.png Cactus.png Cactus (4)
Torch.png Torch (1)
Cactus Chandelier.png Cactus.png Cactus (4)
Torch.png Torch (4)
Chain.png Chain (1)
Cactus Lamp.png Cactus.png Cactus (3)
Torch.png Torch (1)
Cactus Candelabra.png Cactus.png Cactus (5)
Torch.png Torch (3)
Cactus Piano.png Cactus.png Cactus (10)
Bone.png Bone (4)
Book.png Book (1)
Cactus Table.png Cactus.png Cactus (8)
Cactus Sink.png Cactus.png Cactus (6)
Water Bucket.png Water Bucket (1)
Cactus Sofa.png Cactus.png Cactus (5) Sawmill.png Sawmill
Silk.png Silk (2)
Cactus Dresser.png Cactus.png Cactus (16)

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The most effective way of selling cactus is to make it into cactus swords.
  • Because of how easy it is to get massive amounts of cacti, crafting a ton of cactus swords until you get a legendary cactus sword is easy, lucrative, and very useful in the early game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The design of the cactus suggests that it is a Saguaro cactus.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Added Cactus Table and Cactus Platform.
  • 1.2.4: Used is to craft Cactus Clock and Cactus Sofa.
  • 1.2.3: Added more cactus variations.
    • More cactus furniture and lighting introduced.
  • 1.2:
    • Cactus weapons, armor, and furniture introduced.
    • New pink prickly pears will grow on the top of cacti.
    • Can now be placed and used as a building material.
    • Stack limit was increased from 250 to 999.
  • 1.1: No longer damages players.
  • 1.0.6: No longer causes knockback when damaging players and no longer destroys blocks above when growing.
  • 1.0.5: Introduced.
Cactus.png Cactus • Cactus Wall.png Wall

Cactus Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Cactus Sword.png Sword • Swiftness Potion.png Swiftness Potion • Thorns Potion.png Thorns Potion • Cactus Breastplate.png Armor

Cactus Platform.png Platform • Cactus Chair.png Chair • Cactus Table.png Table • Cactus Work Bench.png Work Bench • Cactus Bed.png Bed • Cactus Dresser.png Dresser • Cactus Sofa.png Sofa • Cactus Chest.png Chest • Cactus Bookcase.png Bookcase

Cactus Clock.png Clock • Cactus Piano.png Piano • Cactus Door.png Door • Cactus Bathtub.png Bathtub • Cactus Chandelier.png Chandelier • Cactus Candelabra.png Candelabra • Cactus Candle.png Candle • Cactus Lamp.png Lamp • Cactus Lantern.png Lantern
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other
Tiles: Stone Block.png Blocks ( Red Brick.png Bricks) • Wood Wall.png Walls ( Cobalt Brick Wall.png Brick Walls)