How to Splice Rare Plants in The Sims 4

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Have you ever wanted to start a garden in The Sims 4, only to find that basic plants are not enough? Looking for ways to get a cowplant or rare flowers? Our Gardeners’ Guide to Spliced Plants will have your Sims’ gardens full and your interests peaked!

What are Spliced Plants?

If you’re looking for a specific rare plant, chances are you won’t find it growing in the wild. Even if you do find a plant in the wild, plants in different loaded areas of the Sims 4 do not grow unless you visit them in Live Mode at least once. Grafting and splicing onto plants makes things a lot easier.

Plant splicing in The Sims 4 can be both entertaining and satisfying. You’ll have to have a sim with at least a level 5 in gardening first. Next, once your Sim reaches level 5, they can take cuttings from plants. Afterwards, they can graft the cuttings onto existing plants. This creates a new type of plant, but not always. Patience is key.

how Does Splicing Work?

Splicing plants can become complicated. Since plants take a while to grow, following a guide can help you get the plants that you want on the first try. When grafting, the plant you have grown already is the ‘base’ of the plant. Your new plant is based on the base of the plant plus whatever you graft onto it. You can graft cuttings onto wild plants; just remember where you left them!

How to Raise Gardening Skill?

Tending to plants will improve your Sims’ gardening skill more than other options. You can improve your gardening skill in a variety of other different ways.

  • Purchasing Books via the computer or bookshelf
  • Research options on Plants
  • Researching: Gardening Innovations on the Electromagnetic Research Archive Machine
  • Sit in on Skill Class
  • Researching Gardening on the computer
  • Talk to Plants option on plants

How Can You Get Plants?

Starting a garden in The Sims 4 is relatively easy. Sims can ‘Purchase Seeds‘ via the computer, planter box, or even from Buy Mode. Another way your Sim can get plants is by harvesting wild plants around the world as you come across them. Seeds and harvested plants share almost the same interactions as one another, making it easier than ever to plant.

Seeds can be eaten and or planted; however, occasionally you cannot sell them directly from your Sims’ inventory. They can be sold if you place them in the world and then sell them in Build/Buy Mode.

After you collect the plants you need, you can plant them in the ground or in a planter box. First, you will need to remove them from your Sims’ inventory. Next, place them where you want them to go. Then, click on them and choose ‘Plant‘. Plants in the dirt may move to account for space as they grow. Plants in planter boxes may fail if sims cannot tend to them.

let the Grafting Begin!

As mentioned before, you need a base plant and a graft to make a new plant. The base plant will influence the quality of the new plants and the season that they will grow into. There are only a few selections of plants that grafting occurs with. Plants included in Seasons are not included here as they do not yield a new plant.

Taking cuttings from plants can eventually kill a plant if you are not careful. Some of them can only be cut up to three times. Sixam Mosquito Traps and Mushrooms cannot be grafted onto. However, you can use them as fertilizer to improve the plants you are splicing. You can graft together multiple plants, but the maximum number of harvestables you can receive is 10.

Plant Base

  • Apple
  • Basil
  • Blue Bell
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daisy
  • Dragonfruit
  • Grape
  • Lemon
  • Lily
  • Orchid
  • Strawberry

Add On Plant

  • Cherry
  • Sage
  • Strawberry
  • Tulip
  • Strawberry
  • Snapdragon
  • Rose
  • Pear
  • Snapdragon
  • Pomegranate
  • Snapdragon


  • Pomegranate
  • Parsely
  • Grapes
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Bonsai Bud
  • Cow Berry
  • Bonsai Bud
  • Plantain
  • Orchid
  • Death Flower
  • Dragonfruit

As you can see, certain grafted plants are needed to make even rarer plants.

Remember to feed your cowplant!

keeping Your Plants Going

It is important to remember to water your plants whenever they need to be watered. Plants can end up dying due to sufficient care. Fertilizing can help plants reach better quality, along with remembering to spray them for bugs and weeding them. Some plants can only grow in certain seasons. You can always move them inside with a planter box.

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