Plants are found all across a Terraria world, and may grow from certain block types given various conditions. Most can be harvested for use, and may additionally drop seeds for replanting. Different biomes generally have distinct plant life.
Grass[edit | edit source]
Grass enables many plants to grow on it, and covers most of the above ground landscape. There are six types of grass: Normal, Corrupt, Crimson, Mushroom, Jungle and Hallow.
|Grass||Green||Dirt||Surface of Forests, Floating Islands||Trees, Mushrooms, wild grass, Daybloom, Yellow Marigold|
|Corrupt Grass||Purple||Dirt||Surface of The Corruption||Corrupt Trees, Vile Mushrooms, wild corrupt grass, Deathweed, Thorny Bushes|
|Crimson Grass||Red||Dirt||Surface of Crimson||Crimson Trees, Vicious Mushrooms, wild crimson grass, Deathweed, Thorny Bushes|
|Mushroom Grass||Blue||Mud||Mushroom Biome||Glowing Mushrooms, giant glowing mushrooms|
|Jungle Grass||Lime green||Mud||Jungle, Underground Jungle|| Jungle Trees, wild jungle grass, Moonglow|
Underground Jungle: Thorny Bushes, Jungle Spores, Jungle Rose, Moonglow, Nature's Gift
|Hallowed Grass||Cyan||Dirt||Surface of The Hallow||Hallowed Trees, Regular Mushrooms, flowery grass, Daybloom|
Moss[edit | edit source]
Moss is a grass-like plant that grows on stone blocks. It comes in five colors, and one color can be found throughout each third of a given map (three colors per world), either randomly on cave surfaces or in "moss chambers" with a matching mossy stone wall. Moss sprouts fuzz that can be cut like grass weeds, and mossy stone requires one more hit to break than clean stone, but otherwise moss does nothing. Moss will be destroyed if the stone block it is on becomes ebonstone, crimstone, or pearlstone.
Fire Moss is a special variant of Moss that can only grow in the lava layers of the Cavern. Fire Moss glows in the dark similarly to lava.
Herbs[edit | edit source]
Herbs are used at a Placed Bottle to craft potions. Herbs can be found all across the world, or in Herb Bags, and can be harvested with almost any weapon or tool. Each herb will bloom when certain requirements are met. Herbs harvested while blooming will drop 1-3 seeds of its kind in addition. Herbs can also be grown in Clay Pots or Planter Boxes. There are currently 7 different herbs.
Internal Item ID: 315
|Underground||Dirt or Mud||At random|
Internal Item ID: 313
|Surface||Pure or Hallowed grass||During the day|
Internal Item ID: 316
| Ebonstone, Corrupt Grass,
Crimstone, or Crimson Grass
|During a Blood Moon or a Full Moon ( )|
Internal Item ID: 318
|Underworld||Ash||Sunset (from 3:45pm to 7:30pm) (Lava ( )) or when submerged in|
Internal Item ID: 314
|Jungle||Jungle Grass||During the night|
Internal Item ID: 2358
|Snow||Snow, Ice||After enough time|
Internal Item ID: 317
|Desert||Sand or Pearlsand||During rain ( ) or while submerged under Water|
Mushrooms[edit | edit source]
Internal Item ID: 5
|Surface, on regular Grass.||Consumable. Used for healing items.|
| Glowing Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 183
|Any layer, on Mushroom Grass||Doesn't always yield mushrooms and may yield Mushroom Grass Seeds when harvested.|
| Vile Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 60
|Any layer, on Corrupt Grass.||Can be used at a Placed Bottle to make Vile Powder.|
| Vicious Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 2887
|Any layer, on Crimson Grass.||Can be used at a Placed Bottle to make Vicious Powder.|
| Green Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 1108
|Cavern layer||Used at the Dye Vat to make Green Dye.|
| Teal Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 1107
|Underground||Used at the Dye Vat to make Teal Dye.|
Regular Mushrooms can be turned into Vile Mushrooms and vice versa using Purification Powder, Unholy Water, or Holy water respectively.
Vines[edit | edit source]
Vines can be seen hanging from Dirt Blocks if grass has spread there, or from Mud Blocks with Jungle Grass. In either case, there must be empty space below for vines to grow (a Torch or a Wood Platform, for example, will block them). Vines can grow ten tiles downward. Vines can be cut easily with nearly any Weapon or Tool, as the whole vine will instantly be destroyed if the top piece of the vine or the block that the vine is hanging from is destroyed. If that cannot be done, a vine can be destroyed by hitting it with a pickaxe or latching onto the block it is hanging from with a grappling hook. Vines block light, but do not impede movement. The vines can be colored if the block they spawn from is painted.
Unlike tall grass, vines do not require sunlight and will grow underground or in front of walls.
Cactus[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Cactus
Cactus grows naturally on Sand Blocks in the Desert biome, and persist even if the Desert becomes infected with Corruption, Crimson, or Hallow. They can be cut down with any axe or by digging the block underneath it with a pickaxe and can be used to make cactus-themed weapons, armor, furniture, or just be placed and used as a building material. Mining the Sand Block underneath it will cause the entire plant to drop. Occasionally, a Pink Prickly Pear will grow on top of cacti.
Thorny bushes[edit | edit source]
Thorny bushes are plants that grow naturally in the Corruption, the Crimson and the Underground Jungle, like grass. However, unlike grass, Thorny bushes will damage the player on contact. Currently, there are three types of thorny bushes: brown bushes that grow in the Underground Jungle which deal 25 damage, purple bushes that grow in the Corruption that deal 10 damage, and red bushes that grow in the Crimson that also deal 10 damage. Thorny bushes are destroyed after a player has walked into them or if a weapon (tool) is used. Weapons that invisibly attack (Medusa Head, Life Drain etc.) will fail to destroy them. Thorny bushes can grow six tiles in all directions (not just upwards). All NPCs and enemies are immune to them. They cannot be obtained as an item. The Corruption variant of Thorny bushes spreads corruption, and the Crimson variant spreads crimson. The Jungle variant, however, does not spread jungle grass. Thorny bushes cannot grow over or otherwise affect vines. Therefore, vines can prevent the propagation of Corruption and Crimson across large gaps that would otherwise require careful maintenance. However corrupt and crimson bushes will convert jungle bushes in Hardmode.
Thorny bushes as seen in the Corruption
A thorny bush in the Underground Jungle
Thorny bushes as seen in the Crimson
Sunflowers[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Sunflower
Sunflowers are a surface plant, prevent the spread of The Corruption and The Crimson and provide the normal biome atmosphere, clarifying up the ambient, and the happy buff to players in a 50-tile radius, increasing movement speed and reducing monster spawn rate in a minor effect. However, they will only affect the blocks they are on.
Life Fruit[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Life Fruit
Life Fruits can be consumed to permanently increase the player's Health by 5 points up to a total of 500 (20 used). They are found in the Jungle during Hardmode, after defeating one Mechanical Boss. On the Console and Mobile versions, Life Fruits can be found prior to defeating a Mechanical Boss, just in much smaller numbers; defeating a Mechanical Boss increases the amount that can grow.
Dye Plants[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Dye
Strange Plants[edit | edit source]
|Placed strange plants.|
- Main article: Strange Plant
See Also[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
- 18.104.22.168: Dye plants now glow from spelunking effects.
- Sunflowers reduce Crimson's effects
- New plants.
- Crimson grass introduced.
- Cacti no longer damage players that touch them.
- Thorny bushes are now destroyed on contact with the player.
- Cacti will no longer cause knockback or destroy blocks as they grow.
- Rate of plant growth is slowed.
- Vines that refused to grow longer than 1 tile in length while underwater will now grow correctly.
- 1.0.4: Jungle plants now grow underwater.