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Subnautica: Below Zero: Where to find Ribbon Plants

One of the most useful plants in Subnautica: Below Zero is a bit difficult to find, but we will help you with locations.
Subnautica: Below Zero: Where to find Ribbon Plants

Early on in Subnautica: Below Zero, you’ll find yourself picking up blueprint fragments to build more advanced pieces of machinery. You won’t be limited to just a Scanner anymore as the game begins to open up and you’re able to craft new items. 

However, in order to power almost all of these items, you’ll need batteries. Even on an alien planet, batteries are still an essential part of life but they’re a bit harder to come by than they were in the original Subnautica.

Players still need to find copper but now also need to find a ribbon plant, which is proving quite difficult in the early game. Luckily, we know exactly where you can find these elusive plants so that you can make all the batteries your heart desires. 

Finding ribbon plants in Subnautica: Below Zero

When first starting out in Subnautica: Below Zero, you’ll likely have a base in the starting biome of Twisty Bridges. This is fairly common for most new players, as they don’t have the tools or resources to go very far. 

Fortunately, here you can find a plethora of ribbon plants in this biome. However, you need to search within the shallow caves of the region and not just on the seafloor. The caves will house sections of grass and other flora that hold around 3-4 ribbon plants, as seen below.

Subnautica: Below Zero: Where to find Ribbon PlantsA ribbon plant in Subnautica: Below Zero. (Picture: Unknown Worlds)

For players that have wandered beyond Twisty Bridges, ribbon plants can be found in the following locations: 

  • Crystal Caves

  • Fabricator Caverns 

  • Glacial Basin

  • Underwater Caves

  • Glacial Connection

  • Lilypad Islands

Once you’ve found the ribbon plant, simply interact with and it will be added to your inventory.

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