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Category Flora
Type Harvested Agricultural Substance
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 70.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting
Symbol So
Updated SentinelUp

Solanium (So) is a resource.


Solanium (So) is a resource and one of the Harvested Agricultural Substance flora elements.

Game description[]

Solar Vine plant, the source of Solanium

A powerful chemical that has resisted attempts at synthesis. It can be harvested from the bark of the Solar Vine.

The vine requires a hot climate to thrive in the wild, but can be farmed in all environments with the aid of a Hydroponics Tray.


This element can be harvested from wild plants, but requires the use of Haz-Mat Gauntlet.

It can also be found mixed with carbon in carbon-based plants or trees. For easy discovery, scan the surrounding flora with the Analysis Visor.

Please note the spawn rate for the "classic" solanium plants is really low and it is easier to find the element on other flora found on scorched planets.

With assistance from a Farmer, Solanium can be grown as a product of the Solar Vine plant, providing a base yield of 50 with a harvest time of 16 hours. It requires the use of Haz-Mat Gauntlet to safely harvest.

Solanium can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.HOT.png Solanium x1  +  SUBSTANCE.BIOME.HOT.png Phosphorus x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.HOT.png Solanium x2  ("Organic Expansion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.HOT.png Phosphorus x2  +  SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.HOT.png Solanium x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.HOT.png Phosphorus x1  +  GAS.3.png Sulphurine x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.HOT.png Solanium x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAUNCHSUB.1.png Di-hydrogen x1  +  GAS.3.png Sulphurine x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.HOT.png Solanium x1  ("Sulphur Injection", 0.4 sec./unit output)



Solanium is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


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

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


Solanium 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.
  • Base harvest amount for Solanium in a bio-dome is 50. Max harvest is 87 if the Optical Drill has upgrades on all four sides.

Release history[]

  • Foundation - Added as a resource.
  • Atlas Rises - Renamed from Fervidium (Fr) to Solanium.
  • NEXT - It can now be refined. It can be harvested or found as a secondary element in flora.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.