Hogwarts Legacy Plants | From Shrivelfigs To Mandrakes!

Magical plants play a much larger role in the combat of Hogwarts Legacy than some fans might be expecting. Here's a list of all the plants confirmed to be in the game so far, and an explanation of what they do.

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Hogwarts Legacy will feature dozens of magical plants. | © Portkey Games

Look, we get it, Herbology hasn't traditionally been cool in Harry Potter. It's often portrayed as a non-threatening alternative to the cooler disciplines, simply invented to give Hufflepuff students something to thrive in. But in Hogwarts Legacy that simply isn't the case. Magical plants have powerful applications in combat, and could become just as essential to your build as potions or spells. Indeed, magical plants may even become more important if you want to level Herbology and make this your focus. In the same way a character might become a grenadier or tech-specialist in other RPGs.

In the world of Harry Potter there are literally thousands of magical plants, and obviously they won't all make it into Hogwarts Legacy. But we have been able to confirm a decent number of them. Here are all the magical plants we've seen so far in Hogwarts Legacy, and a brief explanation of their effects.

Magical Plants In Hogwarts Legacy

Bouncing Bulbs

We can see Bouncing Bulbs resisting our attempts to collect them. This is lore accurate, although they shouldn't be that dangerous, just annoying. They're useful in potion-making, but they aren't especially valuable.

Bouncing Bulbs
Bouncing Bulbs are notoriously difficult to catch, good luck! | © Portkey Games

We don't expect Bouncing Bulbs to have an application in combat, but we'll probably need them for a number of potions.

Chinese Chomping Cabbage

There goes J.K. Rowling being problematic again, classic. These plants are as simple as they sound; Chinese Chomping Cabbage is just cabbage that bites. We can see these being useful in both combat and in the brewing of potions.

Chinese Chomping Cabbage
We'll be able to grow plants at supernatural speeds in Hogwarts Legacy, thanks to the Room of Requirement's potting station. | © Portkey Games

Chinese Chomping Cabbage is needed to brew Skele-Gro, which was famously used by Madam Pomfrey to help regrow the bones in Harry's right arm in The Chamber of Secrets. Skele-Gro hasn't been confirmed as a potion in Hogwarts Legacy yet, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it as a form of powerful, end-game healing.


Undoubtedly the dullest magical plant we'll see in Hogwarts Legacy, Dittany isn't sentient or particularly beautiful, but it's used in literally hundreds of potions. Dittany has healing properties, even by itself and not as part of a potion, so you can apply it directly to wounds if you're in an emergency.

Not the most exciting plant in Hogwarts Legacy, but useful for a great many potions. | © Portkey Games

We expect that Dittany will be a plant you need to collect hundreds and hundreds of flowers from to make Wiggenweld potions (the basic healing potion). It should be fairly easy to find or grow.

Fanged Geraniums

Now we're talking, this is an exciting, fantasy plant. Fanged Geraniums are very common in the Harry Potter universe (in every movie scene that shows the greenhouses you can almost always see one lurking in the background). These plants bite, so we expect them to be useful in combat, but they're also used to brew various potions, like the Potion of Strength.

Fanged Geraniums
Don't get to close to the Fanged Geraniums! | © Porkey Games

Here's a fun little fact for you about Fanged Geraniums: in the wizarding world it's widely believed that the War of the Roses was actually caused by two neighbors arguing about these plants.


Mandrakes aren't actually a J.K. Rowling invention, they exist in real life, and the idea of them screaming as they're pulled from the earth comes from European folklore. In actuality the Mandrake is a distant relative of Nightshade, native to the Mediterranean. It's significance in folklore is probably derived from the toxic roots of the Mandrake, which have hallucinogenic properties.

Think of these plants as the Hogwarts Legacy equivalent of a stun grenade. | © Portkey Games

In Hogwarts Legacy, it looks like the Mandrake can be pulled from a pot to produce an AOE stunning effect. The character behind the student looks like they're collapsing, so it promises to be a fairly strong plant in combat.

We have to admit, we're very impressed with the more advanced combat we've seen so far in Hogwarts Legacy.


Shrivelfigs are non-sentient plants native to Ethiopia. They're used in potion-making or simply as food, but they're damn expensive (three Galleons a piece from the apothecary in Diagon Alley).

Shrivelfigs don't cure curses in Hogwarts Legacy, that's just a common misconception. | © Portkey Games

In Hogwarts Legacy, the companion you meet from Slytherin is trying to use them to cure his family's curse (we don't yet know what the curse is), but he's reminded by a mentor that Shrivelfigs can't cure curses.

We don't expect them to be used for anything too "adult" in Hogwarts Legacy, but in the lore these are actually used to brew the Elixir to Induce Euphoria (wizard's ecstasy). Hence, they're so expensive.

Venomous Tentacula

Venemous Tentacula is only useful for making poisons in the Harry Potter universe. We expect it to be used in much the same way in Hogwarts Legacy.

Venemous Tentacula
This is the kind of plant that you'll want to bring to boos-fights. | © Portkey Games

In the Battle at Hogwarts, Neville uses these to great effect by throwing them at Death Eaters.


We see this plant at the very left most edge of the screen in a single shot during the gameplay preview, and we can tell that ends in "wsweet". By process of elimination it must therefore be Mallowsweet. Mallowsweet is burnt by Centaurs, who read the smoke and try to divine the future from it.

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We can only see the cut-off name of this plant in a single frame from one of the gameplay previews. | © Portkey Games

What could Mallowsweet be used for in Hogwarts Legacy? Well, it's used by some to make an extra-sweet variant of Butterbeer, so perhaps we can brew the same concotion ourselves.

As we haven't been able to identify the plant we can't say what it will be useful. We'll keep you updated as soon as we know more.

Those are all the plants we've seen so far in Hogwarts Legacy. If the depth of this game is starting to impress you, and you fancy picking a copy up, here's a link to buy Hogwarts Legacy.

Personally I'm still pretty certain I'll be going for a Ravenclaw/Transfiguration build, but I certainly won't be neglecting my Herbology lessons.

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