The Sims 4: Quick Gardening

Graft and Take Cutting to Get Rare Plants

The Sims 4 Take Cutting and Graft are useful abilities for completing a garden collection
Taking Cuttings, then Grafting them to existing plants will produce new types of plants, but only in the right combination!

Once you've leveled Gardening to 5, you can begin taking cuttings from plants in your garden and in the wild. These can then be grafted onto other plants. The base plant type determines the type of cutting you get as well as the graft result (so first listed in a plant that has multiple types growing). Having other harvestables growing from a plant doesn't matter, so long as the first one listed is the right type. So a tulip base cutting grafted onto a chrysanthemum base plant will produce bird of paradise.

A grafted plant is produced after taking cuttings
The base type is what matters, not what else is on the plant. This applies to both grafting and take cutting. The base here is Orchid.

You can take cutting from either type of plant in this list and graft it onto the other. It works in both directions. Some plants grow faster than others, however, so I've listed them in such a way that the one you'll graft it onto is the faster-growing type of plant.

Common Plant Grafting

Why mess with those from seed packets? Well, the new fruit will be of the same quality as the base plant. So you can skip several evolution levels by getting it from grafting, while getting Gardening Skill XP in the process.

  • Grape (Common) - Graft Bluebell onto Strawberry
  • Parsley (Common) - Graft Sage onto Basil
  • Plantain (Common) - Graft Pear onto Lemon

Rare Plant Grafting

  • Bird of Paradise (Rare) - Graft Tulip onto Chrysanthemum.
  • Bonsai Buds (Rare) - Graft Daisy onto Strawberry.
  • Bonsai Buds (Rare) - Graft Roses onto Grape.
  • Pomegranate (Rare) - Graft Cherry onto Apple.
  • Dragonfruit (Rare) - Graft Snapdragon onto Strawberry.
  • Cow Berry (Rare) - Graft Dragonfruit onto Snapdragon.
  • Orchid (Rare) - Graft Lily onto Snapdragon.
  • Death Flower (Rare) - Graft Pomegranate onto Orchid.

Death Flower

Getting a death flower can be extrapolated by using the above info, but I'll simplify it for you here:

  • Graft Cherry to Apple to make Pomegranate
  • Graft Lily to Snapdragon to make Orchid
  • Graft Pomegranate to Orchid to make Death Flowers
  • Harvest the Death Flowers, Plant one, and enjoy unlimited Death Flowers, which can be given to the Reaper by another Sim to save his target from death!

Learn the locations of all plants with our Gardening Plant List here.

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I looked at the Landgrabs’ house and I saw the cherry tree but when does the cherries finally grow???
Cherry trees take 60 in-game hours to grow to the point where the next day they will produce fruit. So camp out at the Landgraabs house for a few days. Also if you have the Seasons DLC, cherries will only grow in Summer.

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