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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, such as Jungle grass and seeds. Different biomes generally have distinct plant life.

Grass[edit | edit source]

Grass enables many plants to grow on it, and covers most of the aboveground landscape. There are six types of grass: Normal, Corrupt, Crimson, Mushroom, Jungle and Hallowed.

Image Name Color Soil Type Location Plants
Grass Grass
Internal Tile ID: 2
Green Dirt BlockDirt Surface of Forests, Floating Islands Trees, Mushrooms, wild Grass, Dayblooms, Yellow Marigolds
Corrupt grass Corrupt grass
Internal Tile ID: 23
Purple Dirt BlockDirt Surface of The Corruption Corrupt Trees, Vile Mushrooms, wild Corrupt grass, Deathweed, Thorny bushes
Crimson grass Crimson grass
Internal Tile ID: 199
Red Dirt BlockDirt Surface of The Crimson Crimson Trees, Vicious Mushrooms, wild Crimson grass, Deathweed, Thorny bushes
Mushroom grass Mushroom grass
Internal Tile ID: 70
Blue Mud BlockMud Glowing Mushroom biome Glowing Mushrooms, Giant Glowing Mushrooms
Jungle grass Jungle grass
Internal Tile ID: 60
Lime green Mud BlockMud Jungle, Underground Jungle Jungle Trees, wild Jungle grass, Moonglow
Underground Jungle: Thorny bushes, Jungle Spores, Jungle Roses, Moonglows, Nature's Gifts
Hallowed grass Hallowed grass
Internal Tile ID: 109
Cyan Dirt BlockDirt Surface of The Hallow Hallowed Trees, Mushrooms, wild Hallowed grass, Dayblooms

Mowed Grass types[edit | edit source]

Image Name Color Soil Type Source
Mowed grass Mowed grassDesktop version
Internal Tile ID: 477
Green Dirt BlockDirt Lawn Mower used on Grass
Mowed Hallowed grass Mowed Hallowed grassDesktop version
Internal Tile ID: 492
Cyan Dirt BlockDirt Lawn Mower used on Hallowed Grass

Moss[edit | edit source]

Moss is a grass-like plant that grows on Stone Blocks. It comes in five Old-gen console version3DS version / six Console VersionMobile version / nine Desktop version 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, or can be collected using a Paint Scraper on Desktop version Desktop version Only a small percentage of such moss will drop as an item when using a paint scraper, the rest will simply disappear as usual. Collected moss can be placed on stone or Gray Bricks, or used to craft mossy stone walls. Mossy stone requires one more hit to break than clean stone. Moss will be destroyed if the stone block it is on converts to ebonstone, crimstone, or pearlstone.Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Lava Moss is a special variant of moss that can only be found in the lava layers of the Cavern, though if harvested, it can be planted at any level. Despite not being considered one of the Glowing Mosses, it glows in the dark.Desktop version Glowing Mosses are special variants of moss that grow in Glowing Moss Caves in much larger areas than standard moss, and glow in the dark similarly to lava moss. It comes in three versions: Krypton, Xenon, and Argon. Only one type of Glowing Moss can be found in each world, in a total of up to 2 (Small) / 3 (Medium) / 4 (Large) areas in the Cavern layer, mostly above the lava layers, but not under the Spawn area.plant

Moss colors
Red Moss.png

Moss Red.png Moss Bricks Red.png

Brown Moss.png

Moss Brown.png Moss Bricks Brown.png

Green Moss.png

Moss Green.png Moss Bricks Green.png

Blue Moss.png

Moss Blue.png Moss Bricks Blue.png

Purple Moss.png

Moss Purple.png Moss Bricks Purple.png

Lava Moss.png

Moss Lava.png Moss Bricks Lava.png

Krypton Moss.png

Moss Krypton.png Moss Bricks Krypton.png

Xenon Moss.png

Moss Xenon.png Moss Bricks Xenon.png

Argon Moss.png

Moss Argon.png Moss Bricks Argon.png

Red Brown Green Blue Purple Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Lava Desktop version Krypton Desktop version Xenon Desktop version Argon

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Herbs are used at a Placed Bottle or an Alchemy Table to craft potions. They can be found all across the world, or in Herb BagsDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions, 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 their kind in addition. There are currently 7 different types of herbs. In addition to their natural soil, herbs can also be grown in Clay Pots, or Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions within Planter Boxes. The Daybloom can also be dropped from Angry Dandelions.

Plant Seeds Native Biome Suitable soil Blooming condition
Blinkroot Blinkroot
Internal Item ID: 315
Blinkroot Seeds Underground Dirt or Mud Randomly
Daybloom Daybloom
Internal Item ID: 313
Daybloom Seeds Surface Pure or Hallowed grass Daytime (4:30 AM to 7:29 PM)
Deathweed Deathweed
Internal Item ID: 316
Deathweed Seeds Corruption, Crimson Ebonstone, Corrupt grass, Crimstone, or Crimson grass Blood Moon and Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Full Moon at Nighttime (7:30 PM to 4:29 AM)
Fireblossom Fireblossom
Internal Item ID: 318
Fireblossom Seeds Underworld Ash Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Sunset (3:45 PM to 7:30 PM) unless it is raining
Old-gen console version3DS version Submersion in lava
Moonglow Moonglow
Internal Item ID: 314
Moonglow Seeds Jungle Jungle grass Nighttime (7:30 PM to 4:29 AM)
Shiverthorn ShiverthornDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 2358
Shiverthorn Seeds Snow Snow, Ice Enough time having passed
Waterleaf Waterleaf
Internal Item ID: 317
Waterleaf Seeds Desert Sand or Pearlsand Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Rain
Old-gen console version3DS version Submersion in water

Mushrooms[edit | edit source]

Mushrooms are plants which grow randomly on many grasses and other blocks in Terraria. There are currently 6 types of mushrooms:

Name Location Notes
Internal Item ID: 5
Surface/Space, on regular Grass. Consumable. Used in recipes for healing items.
Glowing MushroomGlowing Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 183
Any layer, on Mushroom Grass. Doesn't always yield mushrooms and may yield Mushroom Grass Seeds when harvested. Used to craft Shroomite Bars and furniture.
Vile MushroomVile Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 60
Any layer, on Corrupt Grass. Can be used at a Placed Bottle to make Vile Powder.
Vicious MushroomVicious MushroomDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 2887
Any layer, on Crimson Grass. Can be used at a Placed Bottle to make Vicious Powder.
Green MushroomGreen Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 1108
Underground and Cavern Used at the Dye Vat to make Green Dye. Cannot be broken by weapon swings, unlike other mushrooms.
Teal MushroomTeal Mushroom
Internal Item ID: 1107
Underground Used at the Dye Vat to make Teal Dye. Cannot be broken by weapon swings, unlike other mushrooms.

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.png Jungle vines.png Hallowed vines.png Crimson vines.png Flower vines.png Mushroom vines.png
Regular vine Jungle vine Hallowed vine Crimson vine Flower vine Mushroom vine
"Vines" redirects here. For the item dropped by Man Eaters, see Vine.

Vines are plants that grow downward from blocks. Given there is enough empty space, they can reach a length of up to ten tiles. Although they block light(excluding Glowing Mushroom vines, which produce light), they do not impede movement and can easily be destroyed with nearly any weapon or tool. Destroying a tile of a vine destroys all tiles of the vine below it and destroying the topmost tile or mining the block it hangs from will destroy the entire vine.

There are six different types of vines: Regular vines (growing from Grass and Leaf Blocks), Flower vines (growing from Grass in grassy caves), Jungle vines (growing from Jungle grass blocks), Glowing Mushroom vines (growing from Mushroom grass), Hallowed vines (growing from Hallowed grass blocks), and Crimson vines (growing from Crimson grass blocks). There is no Corruption variant of vines. Vines can only grow above the surface (with the exception of Jungle and Glowing Mushroom vines which can grow at any elevation) and only from blocks that are not sloped on their underside.

Vines can be painted. New vines growing from painted blocks will take on the color of that block and vine tiles spawned by naturally extending vines will take on the color of the existing tip of the vine. In Hardmode, Crimson and Hallowed vines qualify as spreading tiles in regard to biome spread. The Guide to Plant Fiber CordageDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions allows the collection of Vine RopesDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions from vines.

Vines will never drop the Vine object; this is an uncommon Man Eater drop. In spite of this, Glowing Mushroom vines will drop Glowing Mushrooms when destroyed.

Cattails[edit | edit source]

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Forest cattails in a lake.

Cattails are plants that grow upwards from blocks underwater. They are background objects and can be destroyed with most weapons or tools, but only Glowing Mushroom cattails yield drops. They can grow up to 1 tile above the surface of the water. Destroying a tile of the cattail will destroy all tiles of the cattail above it and destroying the base or block it's attached to will completely destroy the cattail.

There are 6 types of cattails: Regular cattails (growing from Grass), Jungle cattails (growing from Jungle grass and Sand Blocks in an Oasis), Hallowed cattails (growing from Hallowed grass), Glowing Mushroom cattails (growing from Mushroom grass), Corruption cattails (growing from Corrupt grass) and Crimson cattails (growing from Crimson grass). Excluding Glowing Mushroom cattails, cattails can only grow above surface level.

Glowing Mushroom cattails drop Glowing Mushrooms when destroyed.

Lily pads[edit | edit source]

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All lilypad variants.

Lily pads are plants that grow on the water's surface above suitable blocks. They are background objects and are destroyed by most weapons and tools.

There are 5 types of lily pads with 18 variants each adding up to a total of 90 lily pads. These are: Regular lily pads (above Grass), Jungle lily pads (above Jungle grass and Sand Blocks in an Oasis), Hallowed lily pads (above Hallowed grass), Corruption lily pads (above Corrupt grass) and Crimson lily pads (above Crimson grass).

Cactus[edit | edit source]

Cacti seen in a Desert
Main article: Cactus

Cactus grows naturally on Sand Blocks in the Desert biome, and persists even if the Desert becomes infected with Corruption, Crimson, or Hallow. They can be cut down with any axe and can be used to make cacti-themed weapons, armor, furniture, or just be placed and used as a building material. Occasionally, a Pink Prickly Pear will grow on top of a cactus. In and Console versions and before, mining the Sand Block underneath a cactus will cause the entire plant to drop, but since version this is no longer possible.

Jungle Vegetation[edit | edit source]

Destroying vegetation in a Surface or Underground Jungle Biome has a chance to spawn various Bait Critters that can be collected with the Bug Net (Worm, Grasshopper, Grubby, Sluggy, Buggy).

Jungle vegetation are plants that grow naturally on Mud Blocks in the Jungle and Underground Jungle biomes.

Jungle vegetation

Oasis Vegetation[edit | edit source]

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Oasis vegetation are plants that grow naturally on Sand Blocks in the Oasis biome.

Oasis vegetation

Bamboo[edit | edit source]

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Bamboo seen in a Jungle
Main article: Bamboo

Bamboo grows naturally on Jungle grass that is submerged under water 2-5 blocks deep. It grows in straight columns at a very slow rate. Bamboo can be cut down with a pickaxe and can be used to make furniture or Large Bamboo.

Seaweeds[edit | edit source]

Desktop version Desktop-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop version of Terraria.
All seaweeds variants
"Seaweeds" redirects here. For other items, see Seaweed (disambiguation).

Seaweeds are plants that naturally grow on Sand Blocks submerged under water at the Underground layer, most notably in Ocean Caves.

Sea Oats[edit | edit source]

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All sea oats variants

Sea Oats are plants that naturally grow on Sand Blocks in the Oasis and Ocean biomes.

Thorny bushes[edit | edit source]

"Thorn" redirects here. For the magic weapon obtained during a Blood Moon, see Blood Thorn.

Thorny bushes grow naturally in the Corruption, Crimson and Underground Jungle, and will damage the player on contact. There are currently three types of thorny bushes: Brown bushes from the Underground Jungle deal 25 damage; purple and red bushes from the Corruption and Crimson, respectively, deal 10 damage each. Thorny bushes are destroyed after contact with a weapon,tool or the player. Invisible projectiles (Medusa Head, Life Drain etc.) don't destroy thorny bushes. Thorny bushes can grow six tiles in all directions. All NPCs and enemies are immune to them. They cannot be obtained as an item. The purple and red variants spread the Corruption/Crimson; the brown variant, however, does not spread Jungle grass. The growth of thorny bushes is blocked by solid objects and various other scenery.

Sunflower[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sunflower
Naturally generated Sunflowers in a forest.

Sunflowers are surface plants that prevent the spread of the Corruption, Crimson and Hallow Desktop version on the blocks they are planted, and provide the Happy!Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions buff to players within a 50-tile radius, mildly increasing movement speed and reducing monster spawn rate.

Life Fruit[edit | edit source]

Main article: Life Fruit

Life Fruits are consumables that permanently increase the player's maximum health by 5, up to a total of 500 (20 used). They are found in the Underground Jungle after defeating at least one mechanical boss (Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions) / during Hardmode (Old-gen console version3DS version). Life Fruits become more common once more mechanical bosses have been defeated. Life fruits will glow under the effect of spelunker potions.

Dye Plants[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dye
Placed Inventory
Plants that produce dye materials.

Dye Plants can be crafted into Dyes at a Dye Vat. They can be encountered in various biomes, and show on the map.

Strange Plants[edit | edit source]

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Strange Plant (placed).png
Placed strange plants.
Main article: Strange Plant

Strange Plants are uncommon quest items that can be traded with the Dye Trader, who rewards the player 1 out of 33 special dyes, all but two of which are quest-exclusive (the player receives a quantity of 3 of the randomly chosen dye type).

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Plantera's Bulb[edit | edit source]

Main article: Plantera's Bulb

Plantera's Bulb is a pink plant in the Underground Jungle that will begin to appear after all 3 mechanical bosses (1 will suffice on the 3DS version) and the Wall of Flesh have been defeated in a particular world. It will summon Plantera when mined with a pickaxe/drill, broken by explosives, hit by a Clentaminator with Dark Blue Solution, or if a mud block under it is hammered or converted to another block. Though it cannot be broken by other weapons or projectiles, caution should still be taken if these conditions are met to prevent any unwanted boss fights. One bulb will spawn about every six minutes (roughly half of an in-game day.)

Pumpkin[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pumpkin

Pumpkins grow naturally during Halloween and can be planted with Pumpkin Seeds sold by the Dryad. It can be placed as well as crafted into armor, furniture, walls, and Pumpkin Moon Medallions. There is also a chance to get the Magical Pumpkin Seed.

Decorative, Furniture, and Walls[edit | edit source]

Players using this page to look for plant-themed decorations should also note that there are several walls, blocks, and furniture items with plant-based themes for decorative use.


Potted Trees are available in Hardmode. They are sold by the Dryad, with different varities available during different moon phases.

Potted Lava Plants may also be obtained by lava-based fishing.

The Christmas Tree is another furniture/decorative plant.

Blocks and Walls

For foliage walls, the Living Leaf Wall, Grass Wall, Flower Wall, Jungle Wall are available

For foliage blocks, the Leaf Block and Mahogany Leaf Block are available

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Added oasis vegetation, cattails, lily pads, sea oats, bamboo, glowing mushroom vines and seaweeds.
    • Added Argon, Krypton, and Xenon moss variants.
    • Added flower vines to grassy caves.
    • Strange Plants now show up on the Metal Detector and only appear during Hardmode.
  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Thorny bushes are now destroyed on contact with the player.
    • Cacti will no longer cause knockback or destroy blocks as they grow.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Rate of plant growth is slowed.
    • Vines that refused to grow longer than 1 tile in length while underwater will now grow correctly.