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Chlorophyte Ore
  • Chlorophyte Ore item spriteold Chlorophyte Ore item sprite
  • Chlorophyte Ore placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 200%
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Tooltip'Reacts to the light'
RarityRarity level: 7
Sell15 / 6 / 50
Research100 required

Chlorophyte Ore inside the Terraria logo displayed on the Official Terraria Forums (Jungle style).

Chlorophyte Ore is a Hardmode ore found in the Underground Jungle that is used to craft Chlorophyte Bars. When Hardmode starts, Mud Blocks located near Jungle grass blocks (i.e., most often only in the Underground Jungle) will begin to convert themselves into Chlorophyte Ore. A pickaxe or drill with at least 200% pickaxe power is required to mine it, meaning it requires the Pickaxe Axe or Drax at the very least, whose materials require defeating all three mechanical bosses (although on 3DSNintendo 3DS version, the Drax can sometimes be found in Shadow Chests).

Chlorophyte Ore will slowly spread itself by converting adjacent Mud and Jungle grass blocks into more Chlorophyte Ore, growing to large deposits over time. Furthermore, this allows it to be "replanted" and artificially seeded for a nearly renewable source of Chlorophyte. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, Chlorophyte will also attempt to spread by converting nearby Dirt Blocks to Mud, as well as Corrupt, Crimson, Hallowed and regular grass blocks to Jungle grass.

Chlorophyte Ore can only spread and convert blocks if it is in or below the bottom half of the Underground layer. It can only spread itself to directly adjacent tiles (and only if there is not too much Chlorophyte nearby already) and can only convert tiles up to five tiles away.


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Chlorophyte BarChlorophyte Bar (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
  • Chlorophyte OreChlorophyte Ore (5)
Adamantite ForgeAdamantite Forge
Titanium ForgeTitanium Forge
Chlorophyte BarChlorophyte Bar (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
  • Chlorophyte OreChlorophyte Ore (6)
Chlorophyte BrickChlorophyte Brick (2)FurnaceFurnace
total: 3 row(s)


  • Chlorophyte will only spread in a Hardmode world.
  • Chlorophyte Ore's spread mechanics grant the Underground Jungle some resistance against The Corruption and The Crimson's destructive effects, especially on Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, Nintendo Switch version Switch, and tModLoader version tModLoader (see here). However, these biomes will still spread through Stone Blocks, and more importantly, on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version, Chlorophyte Ore will not regrow or convert other Jungle features such as grass or trees.
  • Despite being mud-based, Chlorophyte Ore cannot convert Mushroom grass blocks.
  • Despite its tooltip and achievement, it does not need light to grow. However, it does slightly glow green when exposed to light.
  • For the natural spawning of a new deposit of Chlorophyte Ore, every tile of Jungle grass in the lower half of the Underground layer or below periodically has a chance to convert a random Mud Block within a square radius of 10 tiles into Chlorophyte Ore, given there is not too much Chlorophyte nearby and there is neither a tree nor a Plantera's Bulb nor a Life Fruit directly above that Mud Block.[1]
    • This method does not work on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version versions because Chlorophyte Ore will not regrow or convert other Jungle features such as grass or trees.
  • The limit check of Chlorophyte near a reference tile (the random Mud Block when spawning naturally or the source block of Chlorophyte Ore when spreading) consists of two parts: First, there must not be more than 40 tiles of Chlorophyte in a 71×71-tiles rectangle centered on the reference tile (or, if the reference tile is above the Cavern layer, 20 tiles in a 105×105-tiles rectangle). Then, if this is true, there must not be more than 130 tiles of Chlorophyte in a 171×171-tiles rectangle (65 tiles in a 255×255-tiles rectangle for reference tiles above the Cavern layer). If both checks are true, then there is not considered to be "too much" Chlorophyte Ore nearby, and Chlorophyte will be able to spread to the reference tile.[2]
  • Chlorophyte Ore and Chlorophyte Bricks restrict the spread of the evil biomes around them. See biome spread for further information.
  • Chlorophyte Ore can spread to hammered, actuated, and painted mud blocks. This will cause the ore to be hammered, actuated or painted too.
  • A Spelunker Potion can be used to find Chlorophyte faster.


Achievement Ooo! Shiny!.png
Ooo! Shiny! • Mine your first nugget of ore with a pickaxe.
Mine your first ore.
Achievement Photosynthesis.png
Photosynthesis • Mine chlorophyte, an organic ore found deep among the thickest of flora.
Mine your first Chlorophyte Ore.


For in-depth farming techniques, see Guide:Farming Chlorophyte.
  • When mining for Chlorophyte, it is advisable to avoid smaller clusters of the ore. Leaving them to grow will result in a steady, renewable supply of Chlorophyte in the long term. When mining big veins it is advised to keep 1-2 Chlorophyte not mined so it can regrow to more Chlorophyte.
  • Selling the bar rather than the ore yields 15 / 54 / 87 more than the components per bar. On !!Error: {{eversions}}: No valid parameters were entered!, the value of the components is the same as the bar's.


  • The name Chlorophyte is derived from chlorophyll, the color pigment responsible for photosynthesis, plus the common rock suffix -ite.
    • The suffix -phyte also signifies a relation to organic or plant matter.
  • Chlorophyte Ore is completely renewable on Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, and Nintendo Switch version Switch due to the fact that Dirt Bombs allow the duplication of Dirt Blocks (and, therefore, Mud Blocks).
  • Chlorophyta is a division of green algae, informally called chlorophytes.
  • Its appearance when placed seems to resemble some plant cells.


  • Desktop 1.2.3: Increased stack limit from 99 to 999, but is now rarer and grows slower.
  • Desktop
    • Chlorophyte Drill can mine Chlorophyte Ore again, because the pickaxe power has been increased from 190% to 200%.
    • Chlorophyte Ore is now mineable with Chlorophyte Pickaxe.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method hardUpdateWorld() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method Chlorophyte() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is