A significant part of the Terraria gameplay is devoted to the construction and arrangement of your home. In addition to placing various pieces of furniture necessary for the passage, for example, a workbench or a stove, the player can improve the appearance of his own home with the help of decorative elements. Some of these decorative elements are the Planter box and Clay pot.
In this article, you can familiarize yourself with their main characteristics, as well as the similarities and differences in relation to each other.
Planter box in Terraria
Planter box is one of the decorative elements, which is a special gardening object. It can be planted with seeds of various herbs. Subsequently growing plants can then be harvested by the player, but only by using a pickaxe or Staff of Regrowth on them. Each seed planted in the Planter box will have three growth stages. When using a Staff of Regrowth on a plant in its respective planter box, the plant will not be harvested unless it has reached its third and final stage of regrowth. If it is in its second stage, it can be harvested instead by using a pickaxe, but this will yield no seeds.
Although the various planter boxes have different seed names and appearances.
Each player gets access to the creation at a certain stage of the game. However, the differences are purely cosmetic: Any herb seeds can grow in any planter boxes.
Planter boxes also act like platforms: They do not require support beneath them and they can be walked on, and pressing Down will let a player fall through them.
The Planter Box is one block long and one wide, has a white rarity and its cost is 20 bronze coins. You can get the item from the Dryad for 1 silver coin.
Clay pot in Terraria
The Clay pot is one of the decorative elements and piece of furniture that can be placed anywhere. Various flowers can be planted in it.
Subsequently growing plants can then be harvested by the player with a Pickaxe like a Block. Each seed planted in a Clay pot will have three growth stages.
A notable feature of clay pots is that weeds can begin to sprout in them if they are not used.
The Clay pot has only one texture. The player can get this item by crafting. To create, you need a furnace as a workplace, as well as five clay blocks.
The Clay Pot is one block long and one wide has a white rarity and is priced at 20 bronze coins.
Planter box vs Clay pot in Terraria
Having studied the main characteristics and parameters of these objects, we can compare them between each other, highlighting the differences and similarities, as well as the advantages and disadvantages concerning each other.
Functional identity should be noted first. Both of these items are used to grow plants with sprouts and seeds. Their characteristics and sizes also converge. Seeds planted in each of them go through certain stages of growth, which are influenced by location, moisture, and also the time elapsed after planting.
One of the main differences is that in the Planter box, unlike the Clay pot, you can plant absolutely all seeds and sprouts.
The ways they are obtained are also different. While the Clay pot can be obtained by the player with clay and a furnace, the Planter box can only be purchased from the Dryad.
The Planter box has much more decorative functionality. This is expressed through the abundance of its colours, changing depending on the seed planted in it. In addition, unlike the Clay pot, the Planter box can act as a platform due to the identical mechanics of these items. In addition, different, as well as the same types of the Planter box, when placed side by side, are combined into one large, creating a kind of flower bed. It is not possible to use Clay pot as a platform or modify it.
Summing up, we would like to say that Clay pot and Planter box, as objects, have no obvious disadvantages, since they are separate decorative elements that perform the same functions. When using the Planter box, the player opens up much more functionality regarding decorating and ennobling his home. Also, due to some of its mechanics, the player can find other uses for it. At the same time, Clay pot is no worse, but the possibilities of its use are a little narrower. In general, we can say that the Clay pot acts as a decoration inside the house, while the Planter box is recommended for a location near the house to decorate the area around it. The player can use both of these items as he pleases, giving free rein to his imagination and design skills.