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  • Waterleaf item spriteold Waterleaf item sprite
  • Waterleaf placed old Waterleaf placed
Max stack9999 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 99 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell20 CC
Research25 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
Herb Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Herb BagHerb Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)2–4021.698%

Waterleaf is a type of herb which appears as a very small, aqua-colored sprout, and can be cut with virtually any weapon or tool. It will spawn naturally on Sand and Pearlsand Blocks, but will never spawn in the Ocean biome.[1] On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, it can also be planted in Clay Pots and Planter Boxes using Waterleaf Seeds, which drop from blooming Waterleaf.

Waterleaf will only bloom once fully grown and (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) when it is raining or snowing. While blooming, 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 simply needs to occur. It is important to remember that it will only bear seeds while blooming.

On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, Waterleaf plants are required to be at least partially submerged in water before they bloom and drop seeds. It does not matter if it is raining or not.

(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Both Waterleaf and their respective seeds have a chance to be obtained from the Herb Bag.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
GarlandGarland(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand
Hanging WaterleafHanging Waterleaf(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile version only:
Crate PotionCrate Potion
Placed BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Fishing PotionFishing Potion
Flipper PotionFlipper Potion(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
Gender Change PotionGender Change Potion(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Gills PotionGills Potion
Greater Luck PotionGreater Luck Potion(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Lesser Luck PotionLesser Luck Potion(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Lifeforce PotionLifeforce Potion
Luck PotionLuck Potion(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Obsidian Skin PotionObsidian Skin Potion
Sonar PotionSonar Potion
Water Walking PotionWater Walking Potion


  • The Waterleaf takes the longest to bloom out of all the herbs.
  • It bears no resemblance whatsoever to the real-life leaf vegetable Talinum fruticosum, which is also often called waterleaf.



  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method PlantAlch() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs.