The Growth Aura is an Item that can be found within common locations, including choice enemy Camps, given by Spouses, and rarely as a reward from Seasonal Festivals. Upon being picked up, it will create a purple, Crop growth boosting effect centered around the player. The effect can be seen in action through the small particle affects that will appear. This boost will double the growth rate of all Crops within a 5x5 range around the player while they are nearby. When the player moves away from any Crops within Growth Aura's 5x5 range that given Crops will stop being boosted until the player moves closer.
Several other Items are capable of boosting Crop growth, including Turret Growth Aura, Harvest Moon, Bees, Hummingbirds, and Rain Scrolls. Compared to any of these, Growth Aura cannot be utilized as much. This is due to how the Growth Aura relies on the position of the player in order to boost any nearby Crops. Because of this, it is rendered completely useless while the player is exploring Biomes, as they will be unable to boost any Crops. Similarly, due to it's range of only 5x5, the player will practically have to be hugging their Crops in order for this to be utilized effectively. This can be difficult when bullet heavy situations are present on the Farm, such as during Boss Fights or even during later Years. As such, this Growth Aura is primarily viable during the calm portions of day or early nights in the Year. This may make all other growth boosting Items somewhat more preferable, as they all function without the player's influence.