Plant pot

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Plant pot

Plant pot

Plant decorative flowers here to improve the mood of people nearby.

Base Stats

2 kg
1 ˣ 1
Cover Effectiveness


Work To Make
250 ticks (4.17 secs)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Buildingmats.png 20
Deconstruct yield
Buildingmats.png 10

A plant pot allows a colonist to grow decorative plants indoors or outdoors, in order to improve beauty. The plants must be resown regularly by growers and the pot cannot be used to grow crops.


Constructing a plant pot requires Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 20 Stuff (Wood/Metals/Stone), and 250 ticks (4.17 secs) of work.


Once constructed, the plant pot can be sown with the following decorative plants by colonist assigned to Growing: Bonsai tree, Daylily, Rose

The plant inside has a limited lifespan and needs to be replanted regularly by a grower in order to provide the desired beauty, and can be eaten by animals. However, growers will periodically check the plant's health, and replant in the pot if necessary.

The pot has a fertility of 100%.

  • Plant Grow Days Real Grow Days Beauty Sow Work Lifespan
    Rose 1.5 2.77 14 750 5
    Daylily 1.5 2.77 18 540 3
  • Analysis

    Plant pots are a cheap and fast way to provide decoration, but are generally inferior to sculptures for two reasons. First, as growers have to occasionally sow the pots they are labor intensive for valuable skilled pawn-time - especially in large colonies. Second, all non-Uranium sculptures of Normal quality or better provide better beauty per material than Daylily plant pots, while also taking up less space. They can retain a niche in the early game however, when you won't need as many plant pots and either cannot afford to make sculptures or do not yet have a pawn with a high enough skill in Artistic to avoid wasting materials on Poor or Awful quality sculptures. However once better quality sculptures can be acquired, and/or the colony expands, plant pots should be replaced to reduce the workload on growers and improve the beauty of rooms.

    Although daylilies are more beautiful and take less time to sow, unless the plant pot is close to the normal workplace of your growers, roses should be planted because they only need to be tended to every 5 days.

    Resource Compression

    A niche use for the plant pot is resource compression for caravaning or using transport pods. A constructed plant pot has a base mass of 2kg but can be deconstructed into 15 units of its component material, or 150 for small volume materials. As these 15 units often weigh more than the 2kg of the pot, more material can be carried for the same mass by keeping it in pot form and deconstructing it at the end of travel. For example 15 units of steel weighing 7.5 kg can be compressed into 2 kg of plant pot, allowing you to carry 3.75 times the steel you normally would.

    Resource compression has a drawback in that you will lose 25% of the invested resources - 5 out of the 20 units of material used to construct the plant pot will be lost. However, when the alternative is abandoning almost 75% of the material anyway due to weight restrictions, there is no reason not to do so if time permits.

    Material Table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work Mass HP Flammability Market Value
    Wooden Plant pot Wood.png 20 0 175 ticks (2.92 secs) 2 49 100% 25 Silver
    Granite Plant pot Granite blocks.png 20 0 1,500 ticks (25 secs) 2 128 0% 23 Silver
    Limestone Plant pot Limestone blocks.png 20 0 1,500 ticks (25 secs) 2 116 0% 23 Silver
    Marble Plant pot Marble blocks.png 20 1 1,375 ticks (22.92 secs) 2 90 0% 23 Silver
    Sandstone Plant pot Sandstone blocks.png 20 0 1,250 ticks (20.83 secs) 2 105 0% 23 Silver
    Slate Plant pot Slate blocks.png 20 0 1,500 ticks (25 secs) 2 98 0% 23 Silver
    Jade Plant pot Jade.png 20 10 1,250 ticks (20.83 secs) 2 38 0% 105 Silver
    Golden Plant pot Gold.png 200 20 225 ticks (3.75 secs) 2 45 40% 2000 Silver
    Plasteel Plant pot Plasteel.png 20 0 550 ticks (9.17 secs) 2 210 0% 182 Silver
    Silver Plant pot Silver.png 200 6 250 ticks (4.17 secs) 2 53 40% 200 Silver
    Steel Plant pot Steel.png 20 0 250 ticks (4.17 secs) 2 75 40% 39 Silver
    Uranium Plant pot Uranium.png 20 0 475 ticks (7.92 secs) 2 188 0% 122 Silver
    Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.