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Planter Boxes
  • Daybloom Planter Box inventory icon Moonglow Planter Box inventory icon Blinkroot Planter Box inventory icon Shiverthorn Planter Box inventory icon

    Waterleaf Planter Box inventory icon Fireblossom Planter Box inventory icon Deathweed Planter Box inventory icon Crimsonweed Planter Box inventory icon

    Daybloom Planter Box placed graphic Moonglow Planter Box placed graphic Blinkroot Planter Box placed graphic Shiverthorn Planter Box placed graphic

    Waterleaf Planter Box placed graphic Fireblossom Planter Box placed graphic Deathweed Planter Box placed graphic Crimsonweed Planter Box placed graphic

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Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research25 required

Planter Boxes are special gardening objects purchased from the Dryad for 1 each. Herbs can be planted in them just like Clay Pots: Herbs growing in planter boxes are harvested only by using a pickaxe or Staff of Regrowth on them. Nearby swinging tools will not accidentally break plants in a Planter Box.

Unlike Clay Pots, planter boxes are placed and act like platforms: They do not require support beneath them and they can be walked on, but pressing ▼ Down will let a player fall through them.

Although the various planter boxes have different seed names and appearances, the differences are purely cosmetic: Any herb seeds can grow in any planter box. Depending on the evil biome of the world, the Dryad will sell a Deathweed Planter Box showing either Corrupt grass or Crimson grass.


Item Availability
Daybloom Planter Box Daybloom Planter Box
Internal Item ID: 3215
After King Slime is defeated
Moonglow Planter Box Moonglow Planter Box
Internal Item ID: 3216
After Queen Bee is defeated
Blinkroot Planter Box Blinkroot Planter Box
Internal Item ID: 3219
After Eye of Cthulhu is defeated
Shiverthorn Planter Box Shiverthorn Planter Box
Internal Item ID: 3221
After Skeletron is defeated
Waterleaf Planter Box Waterleaf Planter Box
Internal Item ID: 3220
After Skeletron is defeated
Fireblossom Planter Box Fireblossom Planter Box
Internal Item ID: 3222
After Wall of Flesh is defeated
Deathweed Planter Box Deathweed Planter Box
Internal Item ID: 3217
After Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu is defeated (only in Corruption worlds)
Deathweed Planter Box Deathweed Planter Box
Internal Item ID: 3218
After Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu is defeated (only in Crimson worlds)


  • When using a Staff of Regrowth on a plant in its respective planter box, the plant will not be harvested unless it has reached its third and final stage of regrowth. If it is in its second stage, it can be harvested instead by using a pickaxe, but this will yield no seeds.
  • Although Planter Boxes act like platforms, they cannot be hammered into stairs or placed diagonally using Smart Cursor. When placed using Smart Cursor, they will always be placed in a straight horizontal line. This may prove useful if placing normal platforms becomes difficult due to random bumps and dips.
  • Lava can pass through Planter Boxes without destroying them, making them useful in Wall of Flesh arenas in Expert Mode as Lava Slimes spawn lava when killed in Expert Mode.
  • Torches can be placed directly on top and on the sides of a Planter Box.
  • Tombstones can land on Planter Boxes if there is an open space 2 blocks wide. This will break any plants occupying that space.
  • Skeletron Prime's bombs will explode on contact with regular platforms, but not on contact with Planter Boxes. Making an arena from Planter Boxes may prove advantageous.
    • !!Error: Invalid EICONS input! This is especially advantageous in the secret world seed 'For the worthy', where Skeletron Prime's bombs destroy tiles.


  • Desktop Skeletron Prime's bombs will now explode on contact with Planter Boxes.