Potato cactus

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Potato cactus
Potato cactus.png
Released7 September 2004 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineHow am I supposed to eat that?!
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.5 kg
Respawn time100 ticks (60 seconds)
Grand Exchange
Exchange153 coins (info)
Buy limit11,000
Daily volume686,364
Advanced data
Item ID3138
Potato cactus detail.png

Potato cactus is an item that is used with the Herblore skill as a secondary ingredient when creating magic potions and battlemage potions. Potato cactus can also be selected as one of the 3 of 31 items needed for Fairytale I - Growing Pains as well as 1 of 50 items for Mourning's End Part II. They can be grown in a cactus patch by planting potato cactus seeds, requiring level 64 Farming. Eight are also used to pay Taylor to look after a player's Celastrus tree. Collecting 5 of them while inside the Kalphite Lair is a requirement for the Easy Desert Diary.

Farming[edit | edit source]

At level 64 Farming, a player can plant a potato cactus seed in a cactus patch. They take roughly 70 minutes to fully grow and can be protected by paying a farmer 8 snape grass. Once grown, they can be harvested in a similar manner as normal cacti. Each pick grants 68 experience. Fully grown potato cacti have six "lives". Each pick of a potato cactus has a chance to remove one of the patch's lives. Once all the lives are used up, the player will have to wait for more potato cacti to grow on the plant, which should occur within 25 minutes.

Products[edit | edit source]

Battlemage potion(3).pngBattlemage potion(3)
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  • Herblore 80
  • Herblore 155
Magic potion(3).pngMagic potion(3)
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  • Herblore 76
  • Herblore 172.5

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

There are a total of 10 floor spawns in the Kalphite Lair:

Note: The Kalphite Soldiers and Kalphite Guardians found in the lair are poisonous. Players are advised to bring some form of antipoison. Kalphite workers and the Kalphite Queen, however, are not poisonous - but be warned that the Kalphite Queen is level 333 and has very dangerous magic, range, and melee attacks that have a max hit of 31.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Blood Reaver161; 174 Multicombat.png17/128
Chest (Tombs of Amascut)N/A Casket.png4–76 (noted)3 × 1/27
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png100 (noted)8/128
Monumental chestN/A Casket.png50–60 (noted)3 × 1/30
Potato cactus (plant) Grown Farming icon.png1Always
Spiritual warrior Zaros158 Multicombat.png17/128
Undead Druid105 Multicombat.png10–15 (noted)2/100

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Kalphite Lair - Queen's chamberMember icon.png5Maplink
Kalphite LairMember icon.png3Maplink

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to the kalphite princess, the kalphites collect the potato cacti in order to lure unsuspecting humans and kill them.
  • Potato cacti were previously available for purchase from the Nightmare Zone shop for 1,250 reward points. They were removed when the ability to farm potato cacti was added with the Kebos Lowlands update.