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Star Bulb
Star Bulb
Category Flora
Type Harvested Agricultural Substance
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 32.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting
Symbol Sb
Updated Origins

Star Bulb is a resource.


Star Bulb (Sb) is a resource and one of the Harvested Agricultural Substance flora elements.

Game description[]

A beautiful gemstone, this prized product is the engorged, luminescent berry of the Star Bramble.

The host plant requires lush conditions to thrive in the wild but can be farmed in all environments with the aid of a Hydroponic Tray.


Star Bramble in the wild (NEXT)

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 that the spawn rate for the "classic" star bulb plants is really low and is easier to find the element mixed with other flora found on lush planets.

With assistance from a Farmer, Star Bulbs can also be grown as a product of Star Bramble with a harvest time of approximately 4 hours and yielding 25 Star Bulbs.

Star Bulb can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.LUSH.png Star Bulb x1  +  SUBSTANCE.BIOME.LUSH.png Paraffinium x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.LUSH.png Star Bulb x2  ("Organic Expansion", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.LUSH.png Paraffinium x2  +  SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.LUSH.png Star Bulb x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.BIOME.LUSH.png Paraffinium x1  +  GAS.1.png Nitrogen x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.LUSH.png Star Bulb x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.6 sec./unit output)



Star Bulb is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


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

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


Star Bulb 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.
  • Atlas Rises - Added as a resource.
  • 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.
  • Beyond - Harvested quantity increased from 25 to 39.
  • Expeditions - Harvested quantity reduced to 25 from 39.