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How to make plants grow faster in Terraria

Grow, tree, grow!

It shouldn't come as a surprise that plants are vital to Terraria. Growing seeds into saplings and sprouts is a core aspect of gameplay, especially because some plants generate resources you'll need in the early stages of gameplay. Here's how you can make your favorite plants grow rapidly.

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How to quickly grow seeds in Terraria

Location, location, location

There are a few aspects to planting that will change the rate at which you grow plants, but the most important one comes down to location. You'll want to ensure that your plants have enough vertical and horizontal space around them. If another plant or tree is too close to your sapling, it won't grow. Each tree should be three blocks apart from anything else so it has plenty of room to spread out.

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You also want to ensure that you are planting your seeds on the surface with at least 16 squares of vertical space. Keep torches and backgrounds away from your trees and they should be sprouting in no time. On this note, pay attention to the biome that the plant originated from. Some plants, like Moonglow, require specific soil to grow.

Evaluate grow times

All plants in the game take different amounts of time to grow, usually from one to three days. If you need a ton of plants all at once, your best bet is to stick to Daybloom, as it only requires grass and takes the shortest amount of time to grow out of all the other plants. Waterleaf seems to be one of the slowest-growing plants in the game. Essentially, growing plants quickly in Terraria takes planning and patience.

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