Potato cactus

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A potato cactus is a cactus fruit harvested from a potato cactus planted in a cactus patch, requiring level 86 Farming. Three potato cacti can be harvested from a cactus patch at a time.

Potato cacti are required for making super magic potions and spirit kalphite pouches.

Farmers will watch over a planted dragonfruit seed in exchange for eight potato cacti.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Potato cacti can be harvested from potato cacti grown within a cactus patch. A fully grown potato cactus can grow up to three potato cacti at a time. Each potato cactus, when picked, gives 92 Farming experience. Once all three potato cacti have been picked, the cactus will slowly produce more potato cacti. However, the potato cacti may be picked individually provided that at least one appears on the bush.

The yield of potato cacti increases from 3 to 6 with the completion of the hard Desert achievements

Patch locations[edit | edit source]

Patch Location Amount Requirements
Cactus patch[1] Al Kharid 1 None
Cactus patch[1][2] Imperial District of Menaphos 1 Partial completion of The Jack of Spades
Cactus patch[3] Northern Anachronia 1 None
  1. ^ a b Disease-free after completion of the Hard Desert achievements.
  2. ^ Accessible after mining the sandstone boulder and handing over 12 Acadia Logs (unnoted).
  3. ^ Accessible after mining the sandstone boulder and handing over 12 Magic logs (unnoted) to Goob.

Products[edit | edit source]

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ItemSkillsMaterialsGE price
Spirit kalphite pouch.png Spirit kalphite pouch
(pouch creation)
  • 25 Summoning
2,871
Super magic potion (3).png Super magic potion (3)
  • 76 Herblore
10,081

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Ancient warrior103 Multicombat.png(noted)RareP2P icon.png
Blood reaver108; 124 Multicombat.png(noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Cadarn magus122 Multicombat.png(noted)769/6641P2P icon.png
Camel Warrior132 Multicombat.png5–15 (noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Corrupted scarab101 Multicombat.png(noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Crystal Shapeshifter112 Multicombat.png(noted)8/128P2P icon.png
Desert strykewyrm103 Multicombat.png3; 5–18 (noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Dung kalphiteN/A Reward1RareN/A
Exiled Kalphite Queen356 Multicombat.png10–15 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Exiled kalphite worker75 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Fungal mage81 Multicombat.png(noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Infested axe105 Multicombat.png(noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Kalphite Guardian72 Multicombat.png2; 4 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png10–15 (noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Kalphite Soldier65 Multicombat.png1–2 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Kalphite Worker58 Multicombat.png(noted)UncommonP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (large)N/A Menaphite gift offering (large)1CommonN/A
Menaphite gift offering (medium)N/A Menaphite gift offering (medium)1CommonN/A
Menaphite gift offering (small)N/A Menaphite gift offering (small)1CommonN/A
Potato cactus seed86 Farming-icon.png3AlwaysN/A
Scarab akh122 Multicombat.png(noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Soul Wars/RewardsN/A Reward18–19 (noted)UnknownN/A
Spirit impling jarN/A Reward1UnknownN/A
Spirit impling54 Hunter-icon.png1UnknownN/A
Vinecrawler140 Multicombat.png5–9 (noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Winter Weekends (2012)N/A Reward(noted)CommonN/A

Locations[edit | edit source]

Respawns[edit | edit source]

Kalphite Hive map.png
Location Amount Requirements Additional notes
Kalphite Hive - First Level 3 potato cacti None These spawn in the south-west room where the Kalphite Soldiers are found.
Kalphite Hive - Second Level 7 potato cacti None These spawn on the west wall next to the Kalphite Queen.
Kalphite Hive - Third Level 3 potato cacti None These spawn in each of the corners of the room. This part of the Kalphite Hive is accessible only after the Do No Evil quest by climbing down a hole in the second level next to the Kalphite Queen, or by taking a hidden entrance south of the desert entrance.

Other[edit | edit source]

Source Requirements Members Additional notes
Box of summoning ingredients.png: RS3 Inventory image of Box of summoning ingredientsBox of summoning ingredients None P2P icon.png Members may receive potato cacti from opening a box of summoning ingredients, a possible reward from the Familiarisation Distraction and Diversion.
Event Requirements Members Reset time/minimum wait period Reward/profit
20 noted potato cacti from the Weird Old Man Completion of all medium Desert achievements P2P icon.png 24 hours, resets at 00:00 UTC 20 potato cacti (worth 70,940) (all noted).
30 noted potato cacti from the Weird Old Man Completion of all hard Desert achievements P2P icon.png 24 hours, resets at 00:00 UTC 30 potato cacti (worth 106,410) (all noted).
40 noted potato cacti from the Weird Old Man Completion of all elite Desert achievements P2P icon.png 24 hours, resets at 00:00 UTC 40 potato cacti (worth 141,880) (all noted).

Money making[edit | edit source]

Claiming potato cacti from the Weird Old Man
Profit Skill requirements Other requirements Experience
141,880 None A Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen recommended
Completed the elite Desert Tasks
None


Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

A fully grown potato cactus plant.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The potato cacti's appearances resemble those of the brittle pricklypears (Opuntia fragilis) found in dry western regions of North America.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 9 April 2018 (Update):
    • Harvesting Potato Cactus should now correctly add to farming urns
  • patch 15 January 2018 (Update):
    • The Farming skill cape perk now gives the correct amount of potato cactus.