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Appears in: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and Super Paper Mario
HP restored: 3
FP restored: 0

Horsetail plants are what the original manual for Super Mario Bros said Bowser turned the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdon into, along with bricks/Horsetails are items found in an area of Petal Meadows in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Just before reaching the area with the bridge, coming from the Rogueport pipe, there is a Candy Cane that, when hit with a hammer, sinks down and bounces back up. After hitting the cane 10 times, a horsetail comes out. This can be done several times, after exiting and re-entering the area. They heal 3 HP.

Horsetails are also in Super Paper Mario, where they restore 7 HP and cures poison, and are usually dropped by Putrid Piranhas. They could also be bought in the Itty Bits in The Dotwood Tree for 18 coins.


Recipe Result of Cooked Item Game that Recipe is in
Horsetail + Turtley Leaf Healthy Salad Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Horsetail Roast Horsetail Super Paper Mario
Horsetail + Cake Mix Horsetail Tart
Horsetail + Big Egg Omelette Plate
Horsetail + Turtley Leaf Koopa Pilaf

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese つくしんぼ[1]
Spanish Cola de Caballo Horsetail
French Prêle
German Wurzel root
Italian Coda Cavallina Horsetail
Portuguese Cavalinha


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door From Japanese to English". (June 1, 2014). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 2, 2015.