Potato cactus detail

Potato cactus is an inedible food that that can be harvested from a potato cactus seed. It is the secondary ingredient of super magic potion and the tertiary ingredient for spirit kalphite pouches.


Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Blood reaver108; 1241Common
Camel Warrior1325–15Common
Crystal Shapeshifter1124Common
Desert strykewyrm1033–18Common
Exiled Kalphite Queen35610–15Common
Fungal mage818Common
Kalphite Queen33310–15Common
Menaphite gift offering (large)N/A1Common
Menaphite gift offering (medium)N/A1Common
Menaphite gift offering (small)N/A1Common
Scarab akh1226Common
Winter Weekends (2012)N/A2Common
Ancient warrior1031Rare
Dung kalphiteN/A1Rare
Cadarn magus1224Uncommon
Corrupted scarab1013Uncommon
Exiled kalphite worker751Uncommon
Infested axe1051Uncommon
Kalphite Guardian722–4Uncommon
Kalphite Soldier651–2Uncommon
Kalphite Worker581Uncommon
Spirit implingN/A1Unknown

Kalphite Hive

Kalphite Hive map

There are a total of 14 spawns in the Kalphite Hive:

  • First level – 3 spawn in the south-west room where the Kalphite Soldiers are found.
  • Second level – 7 spawn on the west wall next to the lethal Kalphite Queen.
  • Third level – 4 spawn, one 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 2nd level next to the Kalphite Queen, or by taking a hidden entrance south of the desert entrance.

Prior to entering the Kalphite Hive, it is highly recommended to bring along a few antipoison potions or alternatively, an anti-poison totem, as Kalphite Soldiers and Kalphite Guardians are poisonous. Kalphite workers and the Kalphite Queen, however, are not poisonous - but be warned that the Kalphite Queen is level 333, and not something you want to run into unprepared.

Soul Wars

Potato cactus can be randomly obtained as a reward by gambling two zeal points in the Soul Wars minigame.


Potato cacti are possible loot from Spirit implings.


Noted potato cacti can be obtained as one of two random rewards from the Box of summoning ingredients, a possible reward from the Familiarisation Distraction and Diversion.


Some of the monsters within the Polypore Dungeon along with Desert strykewyrms drop noted potato cacti.

Daily collection

20 noted potato cacti can be obtained daily from the Weird Old Man near the Kalphite Hive, after completion of the medium Desert tasks. This increases to 30 after the completion of the hard tasks, and to 40 after the elite tasks.


Potato cactus seeds can be planted in a cactus patch, found in Al Kharid and the Imperial district of Menaphos, to grow a potato cactus plant, which take 560 minutes time to grow if no diseases occur. It will provide potato cacti just like a fruit tree provides fruit; it will keep growing back. The maximum amount of cacti from each patch is 3 (6 with all the Desert tasks complete and possibly more with giant ent familiar).

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A fully grown potato cactus plant.


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