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Category Base Building
Type Plantable Seed
Updated Origins

Echinocactus is a farmable agricultural product.


Echinocactus is a drought-resistant succulent and seeds can be acquired from a hired Farmer, or purchased from the Construction Research Station in the Space Anomaly for 3 Salvaged Data.

Game description[]

Native to barren biomes and capable of withstanding long periods of drought, Echinocactus is an edible succulent that responds well to cultivation, yielding a large but occasional harvest.

Suitable for hydroponic indoor planting. Ensure Barren climate before planting outdoors.

Approximate growing time: 16 hours


Echinocactus can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

Additional information[]

  • Farming the plant will produce 100 Cactus Flesh in roughly 16 hours of real-world time.
  • The original name for Echinocactus, Cucrassula, likely comes from the real-world Crassula genus of succulent plants.

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