Basic Information[edit | edit source]
Prickly Pal Cactus is one of the types of Crops in Creativerse that are usually used for Cooking many different types of Food. Prickly Pal Cactus can also be consumed directly for some Health bonus, or can be fed to Pets.
Other than that, Prickly Pal Cactus can be placed on display containers, but not directly into the game world, except in Creator Mode.
Prickly Pal Cactus was added to the game on June 12th 2020 with the Garden Party update.
How to obtain[edit | edit source]
Since these Crops are pretty rare in the beginning, it is advised not to just consume the first Prickly Pal Cactus you find, but to process them into 2 Prickly Pal Cactus Seeds (each) in the Processor, from which you can grow more Prickly Pal Cactuses yourself "infinitely".
Prickly Pal Cactuses are quite rare at first, but the longer you play on a Creativerse world the more of those will spawn. You need to stay somewhere close to a suitable spawn area to give them time to spawn. Sleeping on a Bed to skip days and nights will not help speeding up this process though.
The "Pro" world option "more regrowth" should make more Prickly Pal Cactuses spawn in the game-world even faster.
You can use your Map and compare it with the maps of template worlds ( http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=634088783 ) to see where the closest Dunes or Shores might be.
When Prickly Pal Cactuses are captured with a Capture Block, they will be captured in the shape of Prickly Pal Cactus Seeds (1 Seed instead of 1 Prickly Pal Cactus). This applies to Prickly Pal Cactus found in the wild as well as to Prickly Pal Cactus grown by the player.
Prickly Pal Cactuses cannot be bought as grown Crops with building kits for Blueprints, since they cannot be placed directly into the game world, but only into the slots of display containers. If display containers are captured as Blueprints, the building kits will not contain the items in the slots of the display containers. Instead, the display containers will show "ghost images" when the Blueprint is built.
How to use[edit | edit source]
Prickly Pal Cactuses can be fed to Pets just as they are.
Prickly Pal Cactuses can also be consumed directly to grant 100 additional maximum Health for 6 minutes.
However, this is not an efficient way to use Prickly Pal Cactuses.
The better option is to use Prickly Pal Cactuses in order to cook even more useful Food in a Cooking Station. Prickly Pal Cactus or Big Pokey Cactus is a required ingredient in making Spiky Sandwiches, Spiky Soup and Spiky Pie, which all grant about double damage and -100 Health. It can also be used as a vegetable or secondary ingredient for many types of Food with a large range of different buffs in a Cooking Station.
Prickly Pal Cactuses can also be put on display by placing them into the slots of display containers like Placemats, Stone Wall Shelves, Hidden Temple Altars, Galactic Grav-Chambers, Frozen Containers, Holiday Decorative Trees, Snow Buried Containers, Holiday Mantles, Flower Pots, Wood Planters or the like.
Like most items in the game, Prickly Pal Cactuses can be painted, with the primary color affecting the color of the body of the cactus and the secondary color affecting the spikes and flower.
How to grow Prickly Pal Cactus from Seeds[edit | edit source]
First place such natural blocks over a body of Water, Mineral Water or Bog Water, or alternatively place these liquids directly adjacent to each block of Dirt, Grass or Mud (like directly below for example, or at least corner to corner).
This can even be done underground in complete darkness and/or in a building, but not at too high altitudes, not in too cold nor too hot biomes/layers. In these cases, Seeds will stay "fallow" and won't grow. They cannot be fertilized either in this case, but can be picked up again.
You can, but you do not need to fertilize Seeds in order to make your Crops grow faster. You can also fertilize Seedlings (the second growth stage of Crops) or Sprouts (the third growth stage of Crops) alternatively - but you can only use fertilizer once on any Crop, not twice (so either Seed or Seedling or Sprout of one Crop, but not more than one). Fertilizing will reduce the growth time of Prickly Pal Cactuses for ca. 10 minutes. Fertilizing the Seeds will let them grow into Seedlings immediately, while fertilizing Seedlings or Sprouts will reduce the all-over growing time just as much as when you fertilize the Seeds. Fertilizing a Sprout when the Prickly Pal Cactus has less than 10 minutes of growing time remaining will make them turn ripe immediately.
Wait a bit until the Crops are ripe to receive the best harvest. Prickly Pal Cactus requires about 60 minutes to grow from seed to ripe.
The Prickly Pal Cactus can be harvested by being "pulled" with the gauntlet and left mouse button (by default) just like any other type of block, item, plant or liquid. You won't even need to equip any Power Cell for this.
If Crops stay "ripe" for 24 RL hours, they will turn into "grown" Crops. The harvest will become a little less then, but Crops will never wither.
Please refer to the article Farming if you want to learn more about growing Crops and please read the article Food if you want to learn more about how to cook different types of buff-granting Food by making use of the Crops that you can plant.