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Plantera's First Form
Plantera's First Form.png
Type Boss
Environment Underground Jungle
AI Type Plantera AI
Damage 50
Max Life 30000

Plantera's Second Form
Plantera's Second Form.png
Type Boss
Environment Underground Jungle
AI Type Plantera AI
Damage 50
Max Life 15000/30000
Defense 14
Coins 15 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Temple Key.png Temple Key 100%
Seedling.png Seedling 5%
The Axe.png The Axe 0.5%
Pygmy Staff.png Pygmy Staff 25%
Grenade Launcher.png Grenade Launcher 16.67% (100% for first time)
Rocket I.png Rocket I (20-49) 100% (with Grenade Launcher)
Venus Magnum.png Venus Magnum 16.67%
Nettle Burst.png Nettle Burst 16.67%
Leaf Blower.png Leaf Blower 16.67%
Flower Pow.png Flower Pow 16.67%
Wasp Gun.png Wasp Gun 16.67%
Greater Healing Potion.png Greater Healing Potion (5-15) 100%
Plantera Mask.png Plantera Mask 14.29%Pc only.png
Plantera Trophy.png Plantera Trophy 10%
Pc only.png Console only.png PC/Console-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the console and PC version of Terraria.
For strategies on defeating Plantera, see Guide:Plantera strategies.

"The jungle grows restless..."

Plantera is a Hardmode Boss that can be fought after all three Mechanical Bosses (The Destroyer, Skeletron Prime, and The Twins) have been defeated. In the Console only.png Console version, only one Mechanical Boss must be defeated.


Plantera's Bulb in dark and light

After all three Mechanical Bosses have been defeated (only one required in the Console version), one or more Plantera's Bulbs will appear somewhere in the Underground Jungle. Destroying one of these bulbs requires a Pickaxe or a Drill, and upon doing so, Plantera will spawn immediately at that location, with the message, "Plantera has awoken!"


Plantera moves through blocks. It uses long vines to grapple foreground blocks, which cause damage on contact.

First stage[edit]

Plantera awoken

Plantera creeps after the player, firing pink Seeds and eventually green Poison Seeds. These fire more rapidly as Plantera takes more damage. Plantera also begins to spit large, bouncing thorn balls after taking a certain amount of damage.

Second stage[edit]

Once Plantera is brought down to half of its original health, it changes to its second form, with its pink bud falling away to reveal a thorn-filled mouth. In this form, Plantera moves quicker, and primarily attempts to make physical contact rather than fire ranged attacks.


  • It sprouts mouths that are attached via additional vines (called "Plantera's Tentacles").
  • It begins releasing floating pink spore projectiles that drift toward the player, similar to the spores released by the Giant Fungi Bulb.

Enraged behavior[edit]

Plantera only becomes "enraged" if it follows the player out of the Underground Jungle, to the surface, for instance. This causes it to gain significantly more damage and movement speed, and will attempt to remain directly on top of the player, causing constant damage.

Attack types[edit]

  • Plantera Seed.png Poison Seed.png Seeds (first stage): Similar to the stingers of the Hornets. They do not travel through blocks. The green Poison Seeds are more deadly than the more frequently fired pink Seeds.
  • Thorn Ball.png Thorn Balls: Thorn balls are similar to the Spiky Ball weapon. These bounce around erratically through the Jungle and can overwhelm the player if they stay in the same area for too long, as well as deal large amounts of damage on contact. Also they appear to be the new saving icon for the Console version replacing the Thorn Chakram.
  • Plantera's Hook.png Hooks: The ends of Plantera's tentacles, which cling to surfaces and deal damage on contact.
  • Plantera's Tentacle.png Plantera's Tentacles (second stage): Gnawing minions on "leashes", akin to smaller versions of The Hungry. They get in the way of the player's attacks, making piercing weapons more valuable. Relatively weak and easily killed with proper equipment.
  • Spore.png Spores (second stage): Similar to the Fungi Spores fired by the Giant Fungi Bulb. Travels through blocks. Easily destroyed, but deal 70 damage if touched.


When Plantera is defeated for the first time, it will always drop a Grenade Launcher with Rocket I's for ammo, as well as the Temple Key. A Temple Key drops each time Plantera is defeated thereafter.

The Temple Key allows access to the Lihzahrd Temple and Golem Boss, who drops Beetle Husk for crafting Beetle armor. In addition, the Temple Key can be combined with Biome Key Molds to craft keys for access to Biome Chests.

The Cyborg NPC becomes available, and the Truffle begins selling the Autohammer, used to craft Shroomite Bars for Shroomite armor and other endgame items. The Traveling Merchant will begin selling the Pulse Bow.

A message saying "Screams are echoing from the dungeon" will appear, as new, more difficult enemy types will begin to spawn in the Dungeon, which drop new weapons, accessories, and other useful items. Dungeon Spirits will begin to appear when enemies with more than 100 health are slain in the dungeon, which drop Ectoplasm, a new crafting material that offers access to the Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon events, as well as the Spectre armor and tool sets.

Hardmode Crimson, Corruption, and Hallow spread will be slowed down to 33% of their speed.


  • If Plantera is currently summoned and you break another bulb, a second Plantera will not be summoned, though the bulb will be destroyed.
  • If Plantera has no surfaces to latch onto, the body of Plantera will slowly float off, going up into the space portion of the map, or until it hits a space where it can latch onto again. This can cause the loot from the boss to be unreachable in some cases.
  • If the player strays too far away from Plantera, it will despawn.
  • If the player stands inside Plantera in her second form, Plantera's Tentacles will not target them.


  • Excavate a sizable area to allow easier dodging before summoning Plantera.
  • Using a Gravitation Potion can help you avoid any further damage from spiky balls laying on the ground, as the spiky balls obey gravity and fall to the floor.
  • Plantera's Bulb can spawn in player-made Jungle Biomes, which can provide a slightly easier way to fight Plantera.
  • Line up 2 teleporters ~50 blocks away from each other in two small separate rooms with a tiny hole. When Plantera is summoned, fire at it using a Megashark or Clockwork Assault Rifle. When it gets too close, teleport to the other room.
  • Narrow Passages slow Plantera as it takes more time for her to grip the surrounding terrain. Use of the Death Sickle in the narrow passages will result in up to 3,000 max damage in a 30-40 tile tunnel.
  • The Golden Shower, Ichor Bullets or Ichor Arrows may be useful as the debuff they inflict lowers Plantera's defense. The Bunny Cannon is a gimmicky but high-damaging weapon that can also be used.
  • In multiplayer, building a house with a bed near Plantera's Bulb and having all players set their spawn there will guarantee a Plantera kill unless Plantera manages to kill all players at once.
  • A player will need to defeat Plantera 5 times to gain access to the Lihzahrd Temple and craft all the Biome Keys needed to unlock that world's Biome Chests (Hallowed, Jungle, Frozen, and Crimson/Corruption). 6 times to get the Crimson/Corruption alternative from another world.
  • Fighting with a Terra Blade can help with the battle since it's a Top-Tier Hardmode item and not a Post-Plantera item.


  • The name "Plantera" is a play on the title of American metal band Pantera, which is Cenx's favorite band. Plantera drops "The Axe", which looks similar to the Washburn and Dean electric guitars often used by late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Plantera's music also features electric guitars.
  • Several plant/monster characters from popular culture may have influenced Plantera's design, such as Audrey 2, the antagonist in Little Shop of Horrors; Kalle Demos from The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker; or Biollante from Godzilla.
  • In Swedish, the word plantera means "to plant".
  • As of the console 1.2 update, the saving icon is one of the spiked ball that Plantera fires. Prior to that, the Thorn Chakram was used as icon to save.
  • Plantera is currently the only boss with unique music for the battle.


Bug.png Bug : It is possible for Plantera's Bulbs to actually spawn on the surface of the jungle forcing the player to spawn the boss in its enraged state.
Bug.png Bug : It is possible for Plantera's Bulbs to actually spawn near the underworld and going into the underworld will turn the boss into its enraged state.
Bug.png Bug : The second stage of the dungeon and all of the others drops from Plantera can't be obtained when you are in Multiplayer with a language other than English.
Bug.png Bug Plantera can be enraged even if you are correctly in the Underground Jungle.
Bug.png Bug : Occasionally, if you die fighting Plantera while it is enraged, it will remain enraged during further fights until the world is reloaded.
Bug.png Bug : Plantera may move continuously in a sideways direction until it's no longer visible on the screen, without making use of its grappling hooks, thus despawning.
Bug.png Bug : On multiplayer, when all players in vicinity are killed, Plantera despawns by moving off the screen like all other bosses. A second Plantera will replace Plantera with one of "Plantera's Tendrils" which all the other Tendrils are connected to. It will then proceed to leave and despawn.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes Plantera when despawning will go one direction and then invert direction, come back and leave the opposite direction.
Bug.png Bug : When the hooks are dead, Plantera slowly goes through the ground, even through the bottom of the world.
Bug.png Bug : When you have defeated Plantera it may drop two temple keys and two sets of equipment and say "plantera has been defeated" twice.(multiplayer).
Bug.png Bug : When you have destroyed a bulb, sometimes, it will not spawn Plantera.
Bug.png Bug : when you have defeated Plantera the first time it may not drop the grenade launcher.
Bug.png Bug : If you open the Lihzahrd Temple before defeating Plantera, Plantera's Bulb may not spawn.
Bug.png Bug : After killing one mechanical boss, the spawn message will appear and no bulbs will spawn. ( Found on Xbox version)
Bug.png Bug : If the player's client suffers a lag spike as the bulb is broken, it is possible for the player to only break 1 block of the bulb. This does not spawn Plantera, but the remaining 3 blocks can still be used to summon the boss.(Verified)
Bug.png Bug : If the player dies during a fight with Plantera, it may follow the player back to their base and they may die as many times as necessary without Plantera despawning.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes when you destroy the bulb, it will spawn Plantera and Queen Bee simultaneously.
Bug.png Bug : In multiplayer, if the language is not set as English, killing Plantera wouldn't have any effect (the world wouldn't be as Post-Plantera).
Bug.png Bug : Plantera will drop grenade launcher but no rockets.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes Plantera will spawn Hardmode ores when changing to its second form.


  • 1.2.4: Fixed bug where "The jungle grows restless" message would appear before you have beat all 3 Mech Bosses.
  • 1.2.3:
    • Now drops 15 Gold Coin.
    • Now despawns when all players have been killed.
    • Is now required to be killed in order to summon the Golem from the Lihzahrd Altar.
    • Now has a chance to drop the Plantera Mask.
    • Plantera bulbs no longer spawn until all 3 Mech bosses are defeated.
    • Plantera is no longer needed for solar eclipses.
    • Its speed has been reduced in both of its forms.
    • Plantera now enrages when taken out of the Jungle or to the surface.
    • When killed for the first time the message is now "Screams are echoing from the dungeon..."
  • When killed for the first time the message "Screams are coming from the dungeon" will appear.
    • Fixed a problem that defeating plantera would force serverside characters.
    • Solar Eclipses now only happen after Plantera has been defeated.
    • Plantera now must be defeated to allow Hardmode dungeon enemies to spawn.
    • Hardmode Crimson, Corruption, and Hallow spread is now slowed after killing Plantera instead of any Mechanical Boss.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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