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I'm farming cacti in terraria because I like to use them for building:

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Currently, I leave the cacti "stumps" and only cut when they grow 2 tiles high. Is it good strategy? Are the one tile high cacti more likely to grow than spawn anew?

Note that this question is not limited to mobile version.

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No, their growth rate isn't affected by their size. I did a few experiments by leaving my pc running for a while and cacti that are tree blocks high spawn a new block just as fast as cacti that are one or two blocks high. Of course there is a maximum height at which they stop growing.

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  • My question was whether cacti spawn (on sand) faster than they grow (spawn on other cacti). Jun 22 '16 at 7:30
  • Ah, my bad, I will preform another test run and edit my answer accordingly. I assume it won't matter that much, but we will see :)
    – EverThingy
    Jun 22 '16 at 19:40
  • I wonder if there's any editor that would making the test easier. I wanted to make a test comparing one row of 1 tile cacti to row of sand, but I still don't have a row of completely grown cacti... Jun 22 '16 at 20:41
  • You can try using TEdit binaryconstruct.com/games/tedit
    – EverThingy
    Jun 22 '16 at 21:15

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