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Game: Hogwarts Legacy
Content Type: Gaming Guides

There is more to magic in Hogwarts Legacy than spells. Beasts, potions, and — of course — plants are all infused with unique and fascinating magical effects, which can be harnessed and extracted to create powerful tools for you to use against the dark forces that threaten Hogwarts. Whether you want to use combat plants to get an advantage against your adversaries, or grow plants to turn into powerful ingredients, this is the guide for you!

Please note that this guide is a work in progress, and will be updated regularly until it is complete.

There are several ways to get plants in Hogwarts Legacy, but thankfully all of them are easy to understand and access. The ways of acquiring plants is as follows:

  • Find Them: Especially for potion ingredient plants, you can find them all throughout Hogwarts Legacy. Check off the beaten path, near places like ponds, caves, or bushes, and you will be sure to find enough potion ingredients to stock Professor Sharp’s classroom.
  • Grow Them: You can acquire seeds by purchasing them at the Magic Neep, which you can then take to a Potting Station in the Room of Requirement. From there, you simply need to plant them and wait for them to grow. Once they’ve been given enough time, they can be harvested.
  • Buy Them: Both the Magic Neep and Dogweed and Deathcap have several plants for sale, with the latter specializing in Combat Plants and the former in Potion Ingredients. If you don’t want to scavenge or garden, purchase.
  • Earn Them: Several quests reward you with seeds and plants for completing some or all of their steps. Of particular note is Professor Garlick, whose Herbology classes will frequently award you with Herbology specimens.

Plants are separated into two categories in Hogwarts Legacy: Combat Plants, which can be used as consumable powers, and Potion Ingredients, which can be brewed into Potions.

hogwarts legacy plants mandrake

Below are all the combat plants we know about so far in Hogwarts Legacy. We are still learning how to grow and where to find them, so this list just describes what they are used for.

  • Mandrakes – Mandrakes can be pulled from the ground to deliver an ear-piercing screech, which stuns enemies and forces them to cover their ears.
  • Chinese Chomping Cabbage – These cabbages will chase down and chomp enemies, providing an excellent distraction while dealing some damage.
  • Devil’s Snare – This vine can hold enemies in place, keeping them away from you while you dispatch them.
  • Venomous Tentacula – We don’t know what these do in Hogwarts Legacy yet, but we can assume it will have to do with biting and poisoning enemies.
  • Fanged Geranium – We don’t know much about these either, except for the fact that several of their parts are used in valuable potions and that they have sharp teeth which could be used in combat.
hogwarts legacy plants ditany leaves

Below are all the plants we know about that are used as potion ingredients. If we know what they can be used for, we have added that in with them, and we will update this list with the full list of ingredients and there uses when we know them:

  • Dittany – Used to brew the ever-useful Wiggenweld Potion, your primary method of healing
  • Spiky Mushroom
  • Shrivelfigs
  • Mallowsweet
  • Fluxweed
  • Leaping Toadstool Caps

You might be wondering why the mushroom-like Horklumps, which can be found in several places throughout the game, aren’t on this list. The answer is that, while they may look like plants or fungus, Horklumps are actually beasts.

Now that you know all about Herbology (and the many deadly flora which it deal with), you are ready to take your plants and potions out in order to take on the many sinister forces in and around Hogwarts. Just make sure to wear earmuffs if you are bringing mandrakes.

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