Strange Plant

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Strange Plant
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Strange Plant inventory icon
Strange Plant placed graphic
Type Furniture
Placeable Yes
Dimensions 1 wide ˣ 1 high
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Can be traded for rare dyes
Rarity Rarity level: Quest
Sell 20 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 3385-3388
Internal Tile ID: 227
Desktop Version Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
The four types of Strange plants as they appear on the map

Strange Plants are quest plant items that can be turned in to the Dye Trader, who rewards the player with one of his 33 quest-exclusive Dyes (the player receives a quantity of 3 of the randomly-chosen Dye type). Strange Plants are found both on the surface and underground.

Acquiring a Strange Plant before the Dye Trader has moved in will fulfill one of his spawning requirements, the other being acquiring a dye-crafting item. Keeping both in the player's inventory, and having a suitable vacant House, will allow the Dye Trader to spawn during a subsequent morning.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Strange Plants can grow on dirt, moss-covered stone, and every type of grass except mushroom grass.
  • Given that criteria are fulfilled, they can grow in nearly any area, including space and within water.
  • They cannot grow within 480ft of each other.
  • Like all other dye plants, Strange Plants will be highlighted while under the effects of a Spelunker Potion, but will not be detected by the Metal Detector.
  • Despite each plant appearing to reach 3x3 tiles, they technically occupy only one tile and appear on the map as such. They can only be harvested by mining their bottom-center tile (the only one that is actually occupied).
  • Strange Plants will spawn in worlds created before 1.3, though you may have to spend some time there before any grow.
  • Despite being Amber Rarity, Strange Plants can be sold for 20 Silver Coin, but the dyes that are given as rewards for turning them in can be sold for 60 Silver Coin or more.
  • Multiple Strange Plants can be turned in simultaneously without forfeiting rewards.
  • Strange Plants cannot be placed in clay pots.
  • The red strange plant looks like rose bush.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Since Strange Plants can grow on grassless dirt, making a long, flat platform above the ground can be an effective method of farming them.
  • An easy way to find Strange Plants is to go across the surface with the Spelunker Potion effect, as Strange Plants will be highlighted.
  • Despite Strange Plants looking like they may be biome specific, they are not restricted by appearance and any variety can be found where they may spawn.
  • Strange Plants often grow on Floating Islands. An easy way of harvesting Strange Plants is to routinely check each Floating Island.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Can now spawn near Dye crafting items, and are much more common.
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