Silk Flowers are a beautiful and scarce resource in Genshin Impact. With limited supply and little help finding them, it can be tricky to gather enough when you actually need them. That’s why today we’re helping you out with how and where to find Silk Flowers in Genshin Impact!
General Info on Silk Flowers
Silk Flowers are a 1-star item in Genshin Impact that have a couple of different uses. They grow in pairs, so each bush will contain two Silk Flowers. They also tend to grow in clumps — finding one bush of Silk Flowers will mean that there are others in the area. This makes gathering them a little bit easier, as players won’t have to run, climb, and swim to obscure locations chasing after a single flower at least.
While they do tend to clump up, Silk Flowers can still be incredibly hard to find since they don’t grow in 99% of Liyue. Unlike other regional specialties, they don’t seem to have a preferred general environment. Silk Flowers can only be found in extremely specific locations, so it is a waste of time trying to wander Teyvat in search of them. Silk Flowers found in the wild also respawn every 48 hours, meaning they can only be gathered 3–4 times a week.
Being unable to find them in most of Liyue does make it hard to farm them, unfortunately. That’s alright, though — that’s why we have this guide!
Silk Flower Uses
So far in Genshin Impact, there aren’t that many uses for Silk Flowers. They are not used in any food recipes, weapon ascensions, or weapon forging. They can be used in certain quests, but even then, recipes usually just ask for “flowers,” so they don’t have to be Silk Flowers specifically. Most players will use whatever flower they have the most of on hand.
If you do happen to come across Silk Flowers, though, we highly recommend gathering them and searching the nearby area for more. They’re not easy to come by in the game, so stocking up before you need them will mean needing to find fewer in the future.
The number of Silk Flowers you’ll need will depend on how you’re using them. You may either only need one or two, or you may need hundreds (there’s honestly no in between).
The primary use for (and main reason to find) Silk Flowers is character ascension. Characters that need Silk Flowers to ascend will each require 168 of them to fully ascend. Given their rarity in game, it can be a huge headache to acquire so many at once.
For players who are working on ascending characters like Xingqiu or Hu Tao — who both require Silk Flowers — we suggest marking the best places to find Silk Flowers on your map and checking back every few days after they respawn in the wild.
Players who have all the other resources ready to go and are itching to tackle the Spiral Abyss don’t have to worry, though — we do cover some other ways to get your hands on Silk Flowers.
After character ascension, the only other use for Silk Flowers is in creating furnishings for the Serenitea Pot. While there are no furniture diagrams that call for Silk Flowers directly, they are only material which can be made into Fabric.
A single Silk Flower can be used to make ten pieces of Fabric, which is not a bad conversion rate at all. With just 10 Silk Flowers, 100 pieces of Fabric can be made. That should be enough to craft over a dozen different furnishings (depending, of course, on which furnishings are being made).
As of Version 3.0, the only other way to acquire Fabric is through the Realm Depot. Five pieces of Fabric can be purchased for 10 Realm Currency. We recommend saving your Realm Currency for items harder to come by, though. Despite the low Realm Currency cost, it’s still not really worth it. It’s very easy to gather enough Silk Flowers for Fabric, so buying it doesn’t really make sense.
Best Ways & Where to Find Silk Flowers in Genshin Impact
When trying to find Silk Flowers, there are three main ways to find them. The first is out in the wild while exploring Liyue. They are a regional specialty of Liyue, which means they cannot be found growing anywhere else.
Other than in the wild, Silk Flowers can also be purchased from in-game shops with Mora. While these shops are few and far between, players in desperate need of Silk Flowers will still be able to accumulate a fair few.
The final place to find Silk Flowers is in your very own Serenitea Pot. While they may not grow on their own in your teapot, there are still ways to plant and grow them yourself.
Like most resources in Genshin Impact, one of the best places to find Silk Flowers is while roaming Teyvat. Luckily for players wanting to stock up on Silk Flowers, you won’t need to run around looking through countless areas to track them down.
As of Version 3.0, there are exactly two locations in Liyue where you can find Silk Flowers in the wild. This makes farming them a breeze if you know where to look.
The first location is around Wangshu Inn. Silk Flowers can be found growing around the paths leading to the inn, mostly to the north and west of the inn. To grab them, just teleport to the Wangshu Inn waypoint and jump down to the ground below.
Once there, head to the southern bridge and start collecting. All the other Silk Flowers in this location will be north of this bridge and should be found almost immediately. All but two of the Silk Flowers in this area are between the northern and southern bridges beneath Wangshu Inn. In total, there are fourteen Silk Flowers in this location.
The second area to find Silk Flowers in Liyue is around Yujing Terrace in Liyue Harbor. Silk Flowers, along with Glaze Lilies, can be found growing around the perimeter of the western terrace. These are even easier to find than ones growing at Wangshu Inn, since the Silk Flower bushes are easy to spot.
We suggest teleporting to the waypoint west of Liyue Harbor and gliding down to the entryway between the two portions of the terrace. Then simply work your way counterclockwise until you’ve collected all fourteen of the Silk Flowers in this area.
Between Wangshu Inn and Yujing Terrace, players should be able to collect twenty-eight Silk Flowers in just a couple of minutes. Those flowers are unfortunately the only ones growing naturally in the game, which makes collecting large quantities really tough. Thankfully, there are some other ways of collecting Silk Flowers.
While we don’t normally recommend shops as a reliable way of gathering resources, we will make an exception in this case. Finding Silk Flowers growing in the wild is easy, but the amount players can actually gather is pretty limited.
Luckily, to help supplement that, there are three shops where they can be purchased in limited quantities. Players can purchase up to five Silk Flowers once every three days from every shop meaning those in dire need can purchase fifteen every three days without needing to go gather them in the wild.
Verr Goldet: Wangshu Inn, Liyue
The best shop to find Silk Flowers in Genshin Impact is from Verr Goldet in Wangshu Inn. Verr is the owner and proprietor of Wangshu Inn, and her husband is the innkeeper. While all shops have identical availability and reset times, purchasing from Verr is the best option, since she is located so close to one of the few places Silk Flowers grow on their own.
Players who need a quick supply can teleport to Wangshu Inn, buy out Verr’s stock, then jump down to the base of the inn and continue gathering.
Verr Goldet’s shop is available whether or not you’ve completed the quests around Wangshu Inn, so even new players will be able to access her supply of Silk Flowers.
Ms. Bai: Qingce Village, Liyue
The second shop we recommend to find Silk Flowers is Ms. Bai’s in Qingce Village. You can find her by teleporting to the eastern waypoint in Qingce Village and heading southwest. She typically can be found standing in the doorway of the watermill. While not quite as centrally located as Verr Goldet, Ms. Bai is still very close to a waypoint and won’t take much time at all to visit.
She is the last shop in Liyue to sell Silk Flowers.
Qiuwei: Port Ormos, Sumeru
For players who are a bit further into their travels and have exhausted all the shops and naturally growing Silk Flowers, there is one last shop to visit.
Located in Port Ormos in Sumeru, Qiuwei is a newer NPC who also sells Silk Flowers. Simply teleport to the waypoint in Port Ormos and head directly south. She can be found standing near the water next to her merchant table, selling crystal chunks and three types of Liyue specialties.
Her shop includes five Silk Flowers, as well as five Cor Lapis and five Noctilucous Jade.
For players looking to do a little gardening in between quests and domains, Silk Flowers are also among the many plants that can be grown within the Serenitea Pot.
So long as you have A Path of Value: Luxuriant Glebe, up to eight plots can be used to grow Silk Flowers. Each plot will yield two Silk Flowers after 2 days and 22 hours (or 70 hours). While this is almost an entire day slower than their respawn time in the wild, it’s still helpful to be able to grow them on your own.
In order to plant and grow Silk Flowers, though, you’ll need to get your hands on some seeds. Silk Flower seeds are easy to get, so don’t worry about their availability. There are even two different ways to get them.
The first way to obtain Silk Flower seeds is by purchasing them with Realm Currency through Tubby in your Serenitea Pot. Each seed will run you 5 Realm Currency. Don’t rely too much on this, though, since you are limited to only five Silk Flower seeds per week.
That still means being able to grow ten Silk Flowers on a regular basis at least. If you need a lot of Silk Flowers, it’s definitely worth it. Especially if you’re trying to ascend a character.
For players really needing some Silk Flowers or anyone who just wants to save their Realm Currency for something else, there is also the option of using the Seed Dispensary.
To use the Seed Dispensary, make sure it is equipped and start gathering plants as usual. While gathering plants, the dispensary will also collect seeds for said plants. Up to twenty seeds of each plant type gathered can be held and will automatically be available in the Serenitea Pot.
By using the Seed Dispensary, players will be able to grow two Silk Flowers for every one that they find. Just make sure that it is equipped before you start farming, or the opportunity to harvest seeds will be lost until the flowers respawn again.
Best Characters to Find Silk Flowers
It isn’t too hard to find Silk Flowers in Genshin Impact. They only grow in very specific areas, and even in those areas, they tend to be grown in clumps that are easy to find.
If, for whatever reason, it feels like you’re missing some Silk Flowers, don’t worry. We suggested using either the 4-star character Yanfei or the 5-star character Qiqi. With either character, it is super easy to sniff out even the most well hidden Silk Flower.
Thanks to their passive utility talents, both Yanfei and Qiqi are able to pinpoint Liyue specialties on the minimap. Both characters are also available at all times. too. It is much easier to get them than other limited-run characters. Most players will get Qiqi without even trying by losing their 50/50 on Limited Banners.
The one drawback to Yanfei and Qiqi’s passive talents is that they don’t differentiate between Liyue’s different specialties. That makes it tricky to gather Silk Flowers in Yujing Terrace. There are so many Glaze Lilies that also appear on the minimap, meaning there’s no way to tell what specialty is being shown before seeing it for yourself.
Even so, Qiqi or Yanfei are still helpful to have on your team for finding hidden resources. Even if they aren’t the resources you were necessarily looking for.
Join the High Ground
Those are the best places to find Silk Flowers in Genshin Impact! Do you know of any other uses for Silk Flowers? Let us know in the comments below! If you’re looking for more resource gathering guides, check out our guide on the best places for farming crystal chunks here. More guides are coming soon, so be sure to check back often.