Plants

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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 above ground landscape. There are six types of grass: Normal, Corrupt, Crimson, Mushroom, Jungle and Hallowed.

Image Name Color Soil Type Location Plants
Grass.png Grass Green DirtDirt Surface of Forests, Floating Islands Trees, Mushrooms, wild Grass, Dayblooms, Yellow Marigolds
Corrupt grass.png Corrupt grass Purple DirtDirt Surface of The Corruption Corrupt Trees, Vile Mushrooms, wild Corrupt grass, Deathweed, Thorny bushes
Crimson grass.png Crimson grass Red DirtDirt Surface of The Crimson Crimson Trees, Vicious Mushrooms, wild Crimson grass, Deathweed, Thorny bushes
Mushroom grass.png Mushroom grass Blue MudMud Mushroom Biome Glowing Mushrooms, Giant Glowing Mushrooms
Jungle grass.png Jungle grass Lime green MudMud Jungle, Underground Jungle Jungle Trees, wild Jungle grass, Moonglow
Underground Jungle: Thorny bushes, Jungle Spores, Jungle Roses, Moonglows, Nature's Gifts
Hallowed grass.png Hallowed grass Cyan DirtDirt Surface of The Hallow Hallowed Trees, Mushrooms, wild Hallowed grass, Dayblooms

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.
Desktop VersionConsole Version 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.

Moss colors
Moss Red.png Moss Yellow.png Moss Green.png Moss Blue.png Moss Purple.png Moss Fire.png
Red Chartreuse Teal Blue Purple Desktop VersionConsole Version Fire

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Herbs are used at a Placed Bottle, or an Alchemy Table to craft potions. Herbs can be found all across the world, or in Herb BagsDesktop VersionConsole Version, 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. Herbs can also be grown in Clay Pots or Planter BoxesDesktop VersionConsole Version. There are currently 7 different herbs.

Plant Seeds 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
Deathweed Deathweed
Internal Item ID: 316
Deathweed Seeds Corruption, Crimson Ebonstone, Corrupt grass, Crimstone, or Crimson grass Blood Moon or Desktop VersionConsole Version Full Moon
Fireblossom Fireblossom
Internal Item ID: 318
Fireblossom Seeds Underworld Ash Desktop VersionConsole Version Sunset (from 3:45 pm to 7:30 pm) or Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version submersion in lava
Moonglow Moonglow
Internal Item ID: 314
Moonglow Seeds Jungle Jungle grass Nighttime
Shiverthorn ShiverthornDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
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 VersionConsole Version Rain or Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version submersion in Water

Mushrooms[edit | edit source]

Mushrooms grow randomly on most terrain in Terraria, and they will only grow on their type of blocks. There are currently 6 types of mushrooms:

Name Location Notes
MushroomMushroom
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.
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 VersionConsole Version
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.
Teal MushroomTeal 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
Vines.png
Regular vine
Jungle vines.png
Jungle vine
Hallowed vines.png
Hallowed vine
Crimson vines.png
Crimson vine

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.

Hallowed vines will spread Hallow, and Crimson vines will spread Crimson.

Vines will never drop the Vine object; this is an uncommon Man Eater drop.

The Guide to Plant Fiber Cordage allows the collection of Vine Ropes from vines.

The Corruption does not have vines whatsoever.

Cactus[edit | edit source]

Cactus seen in a Desert
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. Thorny bushes will damage the player on contact. Currently, there are three types of thorny bushes. Brown bushes that grow in the Underground Jungle deal 25 damage. Purple bushes and red bushes grow in the Corruption and the Crimson respectively, and deal 10 damage each. Thorny bushes are destroyed after contact with a weapon or tool. 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 Corruption and Crimson variants spread the Corruption/Crimson. The Jungle variant, however, does not spread jungle grass. The growth of thorny bushes is blocked by vines, allowing for vines to block the spread of Corruption/Crimson via bushes.

Sunflowers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sunflower

Sunflowers are a surface plant that prevents the spread of The Corruption and The Crimson on the blocks they are planted, provides the normal biome atmosphere, clarifying up the ambient, and gives the Happy!Desktop VersionConsole Version Buff to players in a 50-tile radius, increasing movement speed and reducing monster spawn rate in a minor effect.

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 Desktop VersionConsole Version / after defeating one Mechanical BossOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version. Life fruits become more common once more Mechanical Bosses have been killed.

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]

Desktop versionConsole version Desktop/Console-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop and Console versions of Terraria.
Strange Plant (placed).png
Placed strange plants.
Main article: Strange Plant

Strange Plants are very rare quest plant items that can be traded with the Dye Trader who rewards the player with one of 31 quest-exclusive animated dyes.

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 have been defeated in that world. It will summon Plantera when broken. Though it cannot be broken by 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 In-Game half-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.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 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.