Knowing where to find pipi plants in Stranded Deep is essential information, if you find yourself in a situation where you're poisoned – which you can easily do by eating the wrong thing or not looking where you're walking and standing on something nasty. This flora is a vital part of crafting an antidote, and without it your health will deteriorate while you scrabble around to deal with your increasing hunger and thirst. Getting poisoned is so inconvenient that if you don't know where to find pipi plants in Stranded Deep and haven't made much progress, it's almost worth starting again rather than trying to deal with the sickness. But we're here to help get you through that situation, and if you need assistance with anything else then check out our Stranded Deep tips as well.
Where to find Pipi plant in Stranded Deep
There should be one or two pipi plants on your starter island but the problem is that they look like all the other general, round patches of ground foliage on the island. The only exception is a small, slightly yellower flower in the middle. It’s hard enough to see when it’s on sand, but even harder to spot when it’s against rocks or mixed in with grass and other plants.
However, once you know what you’re looking for it gets easier to see. Here’s a pipi plant with the bit you can harvest highlighted:
That little yellow shoot is the giveaway, but given how light changes over the day, and the occasionally haphazard placement of things when they spawn, it's not always obvious. You're going to have to take your time, check all the vegetation and, if you're really struggling, make sure to pass the cursor over the center of every plant cluster just in case the angle or lighting is obscuring things.
Another tactic is to start looking at night once your eyes have adjusted. In these conditions the yellow central shoot is far more visible, making things easier to see:
When you do find a pipi plant consider farming it as well given that they can be hard to find. If getting poisoned is a real problem for you, having a renewable source to make antidote might be handy. You'll need to make a hoe to enable farming, and then a Farm Plot to grow it in, plus you will need a good supply of water to keep it alive, but it might be worth it in the long run (a metal farm uses less water if you get lucky with resources).
You'll need two pipi plants to craft the antidote along with a coconut flask which you can make from a coconut and bindings. It's a Craftsmanship Level 3 item though so you'll have to keep making things to unlock it. It also means that you've, at best, got one poison cure on your starter island, so you will have to head out other islands for more if you're not growing it. Look for islands with large rocks for a good indication of whether pipi will spawn there.