Harry Potter Wizards Unite - Greenhouses, Seeds and Water explained: How to grow your Ingredients

How to use Seeds and Water in the Harry Potter mobile game.

Greenhouses are where you can grow Ingredients in Harry Potter Wizards Unite. These are Ingredients that can't be found on the map and are used to brew some of the best potions in Wizards Unite.

Water and a variety of Seeds can be found scattered across the map. Make sure you build up a small collection of both, because without them you won't be able to grow any Ingredients in a Greenhouse.

There's all kinds of things you can grow, including Bitterroot, Leaping Toadstool and Wormwood - the latter being a great crop to grow, because it's needed for brewing Healing Potions, and useful for helping you survive the tougher Wizarding Challenges.

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What are Greenhouses in Harry Potter Wizards Unite?

Greenhouses are the glass buildings that you can find spread out across the map in Wizards Unite. Visiting a Greenhouse will allow you to collect new Ingredients for Potion brewing and, sometimes, they may even supply you with a small amount of Spell Energy.

More importantly, however, Greenhouses are where you can grow your own Potion Ingredients from the Seeds and Water you can find while playing Wizards Unite.

How to collect Ingredients and Spell Energy from Greenhouses

When you visit a Greenhouse you will be given the option of three different, but identical, plants. Place your finger on your chosen plant and then drag your finger upwards to pull it free from its pot. You will be rewarded with a randomly selected Potion Ingredient and a small amount of Spell Energy.

A little red flag will fly above the Greenhouse once you have collected your Ingredients. It will vanish after five minutes and you'll be able to collect more Ingredients.

When the red flag flies, you have to wait five minutes until you can pick more Ingredients.

Be warned - if your Ingredients Vault is full, then you won't be able to be able to collect anymore Ingredients from either the map or a Greenhouse. If you do need to make room in your Ingredients Vault, then you can easily delete some spare Ingredients.

How to find Seeds and Water in Harry Potter Wizards Unite

You will receive a small amount of Seeds and Water when you first start playing Wizards Unite, but once you've used those gardening supplies up, it's time to start hunting down your own.

Like Ingredients, both Seeds and Water appear randomly across the map. Keep your eyes peeled for a little watering can if you are in need of Water. Seeds packets come in two colours - pink and yellow - and are also quite small.

Keep your eyes peeled for the tiny Seeds and Watering Can icons.

Seeds and Water are more likely to spawn near an Inn, Fortress or Greenhouse, so if you are having trouble finding either then try walking to one of these in-game landmarks.

How to grow Ingredients in Harry Potter Wizards Unite

When you're ready to start growing Ingredients, it's time to head to your nearest Greenhouse.

Once you've opened your Greenhouse of choice, select Growing from the tab at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the player plant pot.

To start planting, press the green Grow button and you'll be taken to the list of Ingredients you can grow. If you have enough Seeds and Water to grow an Ingredient, then the Grow button next to it will be a copper colour. If you don't, then it will be grey.

Once you have planted an Ingredient, you can use Spell Energy to increase the amount of yield you will receive when it finishes growing. To do this head to a Greenhouse that has an Ingredient growing inside it and open the Growing screen.

On the left - a lonely plant pot. On the right - using Spell Energy to grow your Ingredients.

Above the growing plant, you will find the Spell Energy Bar. This will tell you how much Spell Energy has already been added to the plant, what the yield increases are and whether they have been met for this Ingredient yet.

To add Spell Energy press + and then complete the glyph that appears on the screen to perform the Herbivicus spell. As Spell Energy is given to the Ingredient, the Spell Energy Bar will bring to fill and will highlight which yield goals have been reached. It takes up to 50 Spell Energy to max out the yield.

You will also find the Timer counting down until the Ingredient is fully grown above the Spell Bar.

Like Fortresses and Wizarding Challenges, growing Ingredients is a communal activity. If you come across a Greenhouse that is glowing green, this means that another player has planted an Ingredient inside it.

Not only can you add Spell Energy to this plant, but you can also receive some of the Ingredients once it has finished growing. Tapping a glowing Greenhouse from a distance will also bring up the Timer.

How to grow rare Ingredients Bitterroot, Leaping Toadstool and Wormwood in Harry Potter Wizards Unite

All the Ingredients you can grow in the Greenhouses are used to brew Potions, which will give you some useful boosts for both Wizarding Challenges and confronting Confoundables.

Bitterroot, for example, is used in any Exstimulo Potion. These Potions improve spell casts in both Traces and Wizarding Challenges. Meanwhile, Leaping Toadstools help create Baruffio's Brain Elixir, which doubles the Wizarding XP you earn from Traces, Wizarding Challenges and Portkeys for 30 minutes. Wormwood is a main Ingredient in Healing Potions, which will keep you alive during those difficult Wizarding Challenges.

Below you'll find a useful chart that covers all the Ingredients you can grow in the Greenhouses, including how long it takes to grow each one and which Potions they are used for.

Ingredient NameAmount of WaterGrowth TimeUsed to Brew
Bitterroot 15 7 Hours Any Exstimulo Potion
Ginger 12 7 Hours Wit-Sharpening Potion
Leaping Toadstool 12 1 Day Baruffio's Brain Elixir
Lovage 9 7 Hours Invigoration Draught
Scurvygrass 7 7 Hours Any Invigoration Draught
Sneezeworth 10 7 Hours Strong Invigoration Draught
Snowdrop 15 1 Hour Any Exstimulo Potion
Sopophorous Draught 10 7 Hours Dawdle Draught
Valerian 7 7 Hours Dawdle Draught

Before beginning your wizarding adventure, you’ll want to join a Hogwarts House in Harry Potter Wizards Unite. After that you’ll need to learn how to battle, so you can compete in Wizarding Challenges at Fortresses or how to use Greenhouses, so that you can perform Potion Master Notes. You can also unlock Portkey Portmanteaus and choose a profession from Auror, Magizoologist or Professor. Don’t forget to take part in the monthly Community Day event either!

How to collect Ingredients in Harry Potter Wizards Unite

When they have finished growing, Ingredients will appear on the map surrounding the Greenhouse they have been grown in. The newly grown Ingredients will stay on the map for 60 minutes, before vanishing.

It's important to remember that you have to pick up the Ingredients in person. This means you can easily miss out on your own Ingredients if you can't visit the Greenhouse in time or simply forget.

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