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Life Fruit
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  • Life Fruit placed
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Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 2 high)
Heals Health5
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipPermanently increases maximum life by 5
RarityRarity level: 7
Research10 required

The Life Fruit is a Hardmode plant that grows on Jungle grass below the surface. Once harvested and used, a Life Fruit permanently increases the player's health capacity by 5, turning one of the hearts in the player's health meter golden. Life Fruit can only be used once a player has reached the 400 health cap from Life Crystals. Be sure to look out for them as they will blend in with the ground.

A total of 20 Life Fruit are required to reach the maximum of 500 health capacity, at which point all of a player's hearts will be golden.

Life Fruit Used
1 used:
(405 health)
20 used:
(500 health)


The icon for a Life Fruit on the map.

  • Life Fruit can spawn on any block of Jungle grass (including player-placed ones) below the surface; it does not have to be in an Underground Jungle biome. However, they will never spawn within a 122×122 (102×102) / 162×162 tile area (centered on the Life Fruit) of each other,[1] i.e. they will be spaced 60 (50) / 80 tiles apart at maximum concentration.
  • When a Life Fruit is used successfully, it restores the player's current health by 5 as well.
  • Like other plants, Life Fruit can be harvested with any weapon or tool; a pickaxe is not required, and any type of attack can uproot them. They will also be uprooted if the Jungle grass beneath them is replaced.
  • Life Fruit are highlighted by the Spelunker buff or Spelunker Glowsticks by a yellow glimmer, like ores and treasures.
  • Life Fruit currently has the highest Metal Detector value. This can make searching for ores or other valuables more difficult once full health has been reached as any errant Life Fruit will show up over everything else in the area.
  • On the minimap, Life Fruit are 2×2 squares and are a slightly lighter color of green than the rest of the foliage around it. When hovered over, they are labeled as "Life Fruit".
    • Note that the plant that the fruit grows on is also called a Life Flower.
    • For every fruit used, one of your heart icons will turn golden yellow, and your maximum health goes up by 5. This may be the reason why you need 400 health to use one as using 20 will make all hearts golden. If the bar-based ui is used, it will turn a small portion of the bar yellow.
    • Similarly to Heart Crystals, Life Flowers will glow when using a Spelunker Potion, making for an easier find.
    • After killing any mechanical boss to trigger the growing function, Life Fruit will naturally grow rarely on any Jungle grass block, similarly to how Mushrooms do on normal grass, defining that a world cannot run out of Life Flowers and their fruit.
    • Life Flowers can be found on the world map as showing up as a bright yellow-green square. This can be a handy way of finding them.
      • Using this method doesn't always work as the map image will sometimes blend in with the terrain color.
    •   Old-gen console version Old-gen console version There is a bug where the player loses the extra health from the Life Fruit upon death.
    •   Old-gen console version Old-gen console version Life Flowers can still grow in small numbers before killing any mechanical bosses but will increase in growth when one is defeated.
    • Unlike Heart Crystals, Life Fruits are useless (other than selling) after the player reaches 500 life.


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Get a Life • Consume a life fruit, which grows in the thick of subterranean jungle grass.
Consume a Life Fruit.
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Topped Off • Attain maximum life and mana possible without accessories or buffs.
Reach maximum health and mana.
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Maxed Out • “You have the maximum health and mana!”
Max out your health and mana.


  • A Lifeforce Potion can be used to temporarily increase health capacity even beyond 500, to a maximum of 600.
  • In order to obtain maximum health, 20 Life Fruit are required. Unlike Life Crystals, Life Fruit have no further use after that, beside being sold for 2 each.
  • Farms can be made by making long platforms of Jungle grass underground. Jungle grass spreads with Jungle Grass Seeds.
  • Fairies can often lead the player to Life Fruit.
  • If the player has explored a large area of the Underground Jungle before defeating a mechanical boss, they can use the Metal Detector in conjunction with the map to find Life Fruit very effectively.
  • Before defeating all three mechanical bosses, a quick and easy way to find Life Fruit is to use the Clentaminator with Dark Blue Solution specifically, as this will break the Life fruit and leave them on the ground, and illuminated by the glowing mushroom for the player to see. After the player is done gathering, the biome may be easily switched back to the jungle via Green Solution. However, this method becomes much more dangerous after Plantera's Bulbs begin to spawn, because the conversion will break them and summon Plantera.


  • The plants on which the fruit grows have three different possible sprites. They are all functionally identical.
  • The small golden heart on the Life Fruit represents the golden heart that is obtained when a fruit is consumed.
  • If the player's max health is less than 500 and more than 399, Life Fruit will always increase the max health by 5, even if the current max health isn't a multiple of 5. This means, if the player sets their max health to 499 using an inventory editor and then uses a Life Fruit, the player's max health will be permanently increased to 504, which is 4 beyond the normal maximum.
  • When using the Spelunker Potion, life fruits will not be outlined.


  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop 1.3.1.
    • At least one of the mechanical bosses must be defeated for Life Fruit to generate now.
    • Life Fruit can spawn closer together now.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the PC version PC source code, method UpdateWorld_GrassGrowth() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current PC version PC version is