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Cactus Flesh
Cactus Flesh
Category Flora
Type Harvested Agricultural Substance
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 28.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting
Symbol Cc
Updated Origins

Cactus Flesh is a resource.


Cactus Flesh (Cc) is a resource and one of the Harvested Agricultural Substance flora elements.

Game description[]

Succulent, edible cactus flesh from the Echinocactus plant. As well as being juicy on the tongue, the flesh has many industrial uses.

The Echinocactus thrives only on desert planets, but can be farmed in all environments with the aid of a Hydroponics Tray..


As described in the Game description, this element can be recovered from specific Echinocactus plants in desert/barren biomes.

It can also be found mixed with carbon in carbon-based plants or trees. For easy discovery, scan these flora with your visor and see what elements are in them. 

It should be noted that the spawn rate for the "classic" Echinocactus plants is really low and is easier to find the element mixed with other flora found on barren planets

With assistance from a Farmer, Cactus Flesh can also be grown as a product of the Echinocactus plant, with a harvest time of 16 hours and a yield of 100.

Cactus Flesh can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.DUSTY.png Cactus Flesh x1  +  SUBSTANCE.BIOME.DUSTY.png Pyrite x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.DUSTY.png Cactus Flesh x2  ("Organic Expansion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.DUSTY.png Pyrite x2  +  SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.DUSTY.png Cactus Flesh x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.DUSTY.png Pyrite x1  +  GAS.3.png Sulphurine x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.DUSTY.png Cactus Flesh x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.6 sec./unit output)



Cactus Flesh is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


Cactus Flesh is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:

  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.DUSTY.png Cactus Flesh  --  Cactus Flesh x1  +  Pyrite x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.DUSTY.png Cactus Flesh x2  ("Organic Expansion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon  --  Cactus Flesh x1  →  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  ("Burn Plantlife", 0.3 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen  --  Cactus Flesh x1  +  Kelp Sac x1  +  Condensed Carbon x1  →  SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x10  ("Artificial Photosynthesis", 9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.DUSTY.png Pyrite  --  Cactus Flesh x2  +  Salt x1  →  SUBSTANCE.BIOME.DUSTY.png Pyrite x1  ("Floral Titration", 0.9 sec./unit output)


Cactus Flesh is used as an ingredient for cooking the following products using a Nutrient Processor:

Additional information[]

  • Having "Optical Drill" and "Mining beam upgrades" installed on the multi-tool increases the harvest yield amount.
  • The "Cc" symbol for this material is probably short for "Cucrassula," the name for the edible substance which comes from this plant, baked and eaten by Gek (and possibly other races).
  • In Latin, the original name of this element means eunuch or castrated.

Release history[]

  • Foundation - Added as a resource.
  • Atlas Rises - Renamed from Spadonium (Sp) to Cactus Flesh. Value changed, previously it was worth 178.8 Units.png each.
  • NEXT - It can be refined.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.
  • Beyond - yield changed from 100
  • Frontiers - yield changed from 156