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The Thousand-Year Door Description A plant found in Petal Meadows. Replenishes 3 HP.­
Super Paper Mario Description A spring reed that restores 7 HP and cures poison.

Horsetails are a cooking ingredient in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario, and are briefly referenced in the manual for Super Mario Bros.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Horsetails are items that heal 3 HP. They are found in an area of Petal Meadows. 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.

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

According to the original manual for Super Mario Bros., Bowser turned the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom into horsetail plants and bricks.


Recipe Result Game
Horsetail + Mystic Egg Omelette Plate Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Horsetail + Mushroom Zess Dinner
Horsetail + Super Shroom
Horsetail + Life Shroom
Horsetail + Ultra Shroom Zess Special
Horsetail + Turtley Leaf Healthy Salad
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 Horsetail
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.