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Plant Species X Seed
Plant Species X Seed.png
Plant this in a viable Large Crop Plot to grow a frightening-looking defensive plant, which will shoot poisonous spores at any interlopers!
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
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Decomposes in
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Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 386 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/Seeds/PrimalItemConsumable_Seed_DefensePlant.PrimalItemConsumable_Seed_DefensePlant'" 1 0 0
Hexagon Icon.png 1,000

The Plant Species X Seed is a seed dropped after killing a Plant Species X and can also be found in red bushes at the top of mountains as a rare drop. It can now also be found in abundance in swamps.


When placed in a Large Crop Plot with Fertilizer and Water, the Plant Species X will grow.

  • 1 min* Seeded
  • ~7 Days* Seedling -> Midling
  • ~5 Days* Midling -> Growthling
  • ~1-2 Days* Growthling -> Fruitling

* times are in-game

This plant will fire venomous projectiles which blind and slow their targets, similar to Dilophosaur venom, and additionally raise their Torpor.


  • There are two variations of the seed, the first being the one obtained via normal methods, the second requiring admin commands (with the ID 387). If the second variation of the seed is planted in a crop plot, it will reach full growth in about 30 seconds.
  • This seed is also used for taming Procoptodon.
  • The seed can't be planted in Large Crop Plot placed on platform saddles (since 242.0). Private servers can re-enable platform turrets (including Plant Species X) via server configuration settings ("?OverrideStructurePlatformPrevention=true"). It can be grown on rafts.
  • Unfortunately for mobile version, the seeds do not always grow correctly, and the plant will sometimes disappear before maturation despite having enough water and fertilizer. This happens on PC as well.