Volcano Plant

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Volcano Plant
Volcano Lotus
A Volcano Lotus
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Minecraft for Nintendo Switch (Caves & Cliffs: Part I) (2021)
Calm Volcano Plant
Lava Lotus
Pollen Plant
Pompon Flower
Wild Ptooie Piranha

A Volcano Plant (also known as a Volcano Lotus) is a terrestrial plant that shoots out fireballs, appearing in Super Mario World and Super Princess Peach. A similar enemy only found underwater, the Lava Lotus, previously appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3.


Super Mario World / Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World[edit]

Screenshot of a Volcano Lotus releasing fireballs in Super Mario World

Volcano Plants first appear in Super Mario World and later in Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World. They are stationary obstacles that spew small fireballs into the air at a diagonal angle, which proceed to slowly rain down on the surrounding area after reaching their highest point. While invulnerable to Fire Mario or Luigi's fireballs, Volcano Plants can be defeated by whirling Mario's or Luigi's cape next to them or eating them with Yoshi. Spin jumping on them or stepping on them while riding a Yoshi will not harm them, but will make the player bounce off without taking damage.

Super Mario World (television series)[edit]

A Volcano Lotus, referred to as a Fire Plant, appears in the episode "Send in the Clown" of the Super Mario World television series. It produces the fireballs that Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess Toadstool use in a tennis game (in lieu of actual tennis balls).

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Volcano Plants also appear in Super Princess Peach. The game also introduces a "Calm" version, the C. V. Plant.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Spore Blossoms are replaced by Volcano Plants.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポンキー[1]
From ponpon, Japanese onomatopoeia for popping out something; officially romanised as "Ponkey" and shared with Panser.
Chinese 喷射花[2]
Pēnshè Huā
Spurting Flower. This name is also used for Pansers.
German Vulkan-Pflanze From Vulkan ("volcano") and Pflanze ("plant")
Italian Pianta Vulcano Volcano Plant
Portuguese Planta Volcano Volcano Plant
Romanian Plantă de foc (Super Mario World television series) Fire plant


  1. ^ Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1 (pg. 27)
  2. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.