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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Type Crafting material
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Sell 20 Copper Coin
Internal Item ID: 317
Internal Tile ID: 82-84 (5)

Waterleaf is a type of Herb which appears as a very small, aqua-colored sprout. It grows on Sand and Pearlsand blocks in any type of Desert biome and can be cut with virtually any weapon or tool. It can also be planted in Clay Pots using Waterleaf Seeds. The Waterleaf takes the longest to bloom out of all the herbs.

Waterleaf is a finicky plant, and will only bloom when it's raining or snowing. When fully grown and it's raining or snowing, it will bloom and its appearance will change, becoming larger and speckled with aqua leaves. A blooming Waterleaf will also emit little globes of water. Note that it does not need to be raining or snowing directly on the plant in order for it to bloom, rain or snow just needs to be falling.

Console and mobile versions of Terraria still require that Waterleaf plants are at least partially submerged in water before they will bloom and drop seeds. It does not matter if it is raining or not; if the plants are submerged, they will bloom and yield seeds when harvested.

In all versions, harvesting Waterleaf while it is blooming will drop 1-3 Waterleaf Seeds.

Waterleaf can grow on sand underground if it is placed or converted by the transition to Hardmode; this includes Ebonsand and Pearlsand.

One should despawn all minions before harvesting waterleaf, as minions with piercing attacks (and under the right circumstances, ones without them) will destroy your plants, and will not drop the item/seeds. If one does not have any extra seeds, you will have to harvest more from a desert.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Fishing Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Bottle (crafting station).png Placed
Alchemy Table.png Alchemy
Pc only.png
Crispy Honey Block.png Crispy Honey Block
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Flipper Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Shiverthorn.png Shiverthorn
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Gills Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Coral.png Coral
Lifeforce Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Prismite.png Prismite
Moonglow.png Moonglow
Shiverthorn.png Shiverthorn
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Obsidian Skin Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Fireblossom.png Fireblossom
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Obsidian.png Obsidian
Sonar Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Coral.png Coral
Water Walking Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Shark Fin.png Shark Fin
Gender Change Potion.png Bottled Water.png Bottled Water
Daybloom.png Daybloom
Moonglow.png Moonglow
Blinkroot.png Blinkroot
Waterleaf.png Waterleaf
Deathweed.png Deathweed
Shiverthorn.png Shiverthorn
Fireblossom.png Fireblossom

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the rarity of sand on the surface, Waterleaf is rarer on the Mobile only.pngMobile version.
  • There appears to be a bug in where the first stage of the waterleaf does not appear.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.3: Blooming behavior changed from submerged in water to only during rainfall
  • 1.0.5: Introduced.
Blinkroot.png Blinkroot • Daybloom.png Daybloom • Moonglow.png Moonglow • Shiverthorn.png Shiverthorn • Waterleaf.png Waterleaf • Fireblossom.png Fireblossom • Deathweed.png Deathweed
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