Growing magic saplings

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Growing magic saplings
Profit per instance
Magic sapling.pngMagic sapling.pngMagic sapling.pngMagic sapling.png
Magic sapling.pngMagic sapling.pngMagic sapling.pngMagic sapling.png
Magic sapling.pngMagic sapling.pngMagic sapling.pngMagic sapling.png
Magic sapling.pngMagic sapling.pngMagic seedling.pngMagic seedling.png
Magic seedling.pngMagic seedling.pngMagic seedling.pngMagic seedling.png
Magic seedling.pngMagic seedling.pngMagic seedling.pngMagic seedling.png
Gardening trowel.pngMagic seedling.pngMagic seed.pngAstral rune.png
965,504 per instance
Activity time
10 minutes
Minimum recurrence time
240 minutes
Effective profit
5,793,024 per hour
Skill requirementsQuest requirements
Farming 75
Magic 68
Combat level 85 needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"
Dream Mentor
Item requirementsOther requirements
25,000,000+ recommended
Steam battlestaff
Gardening trowel
Lunar Spellbook
Experience gainedLocation
Magic 4,420 Grand Exchange
Inputs (23,275,296)Outputs (24,240,800)
200 × Magic seed.png Magic seed (23,274,000)200 × Filled plant pot.png Filled plant pot (400)8 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (896)200 × Magic sapling.png Magic sapling (24,240,800)

Magic saplings are used to train Farming. Because it is time consuming and gives little to no experience, planting the magic seeds in filled plant pots to grow saplings is often skipped in favour of buying the saplings directly from the Grand Exchange. This opens up an opportunity to grow magic saplings for profit. Like all methods involving large amounts of buying and selling, which require a relatively high capital to start, it is recommended to test the market by growing one sapling first to make sure it is profitable. This guide assumes all magic seeds are purchased on the Grand Exchange.

To plant the seeds in the pots, use one of them on the other with a gardening trowel in your inventory. This produces a seedling. When all the plant pots are filled with seeds, cast Humidify to water them. These watered seedlings will take approximately five minutes to turn into saplings, but this will happen even when banked. Repeating this process quickly will make around 1,700 saplings an hour.

Saplings can also be watered with watering cans instead of Humidify, however this makes the process far more click-intensive and time-consuming.

Please note that magic seeds have a relatively low buying limit, so you may want to stock up on them beforehand, or grow several different trees at once. It is especially recommended to put in low buy offers overnight and slow sell the finished saplings, as the margins are already small relative to the price of a magic seed, and the GE tax eats heavily into the profit anyway.

Once you've finished making the saplings, sell them on the Grand Exchange. Maximise your profit by buying one sapling instantly, and selling all of yours for slightly less than that.


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