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  • Waterleaf placed old Waterleaf placed
Max stack999 / 99
RarityRarity level: 0
Research25 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Herb BagHerb BagHerb Bag2–4021.698%

Waterleaf is a type of herb which appears as a very small, aqua-colored sprout. It can be found growing on Sand and Pearlsand Blocks and can be cut with virtually any weapon or tool. 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 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.

Both Waterleaf and their respective seeds have a chance to be obtained from the Herb Bag.


Used in

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


  • Waterleaf will never spawn naturally in the Ocean biome.[1] Regardless, it can still be sown manually and grow there normally.


  • 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. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is