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How to crossbreed plants in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Beautifying your deserted island getaway in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is largely the name of the game, and there’s perhaps no better way to do so than with the introduction of flowers. Flowers bring vibrancy and a greater variety of wildlife to any island, although, with the limited base options available we wouldn’t blame you for wanting a little something more. In that case, our guide on how to crossbreed plants in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is just what the doctor ordered.

Stick with us as we cover everything you need to know to start creating hybrid plants in the debut Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch game.

How do you crossbreed plants in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

how to crossbreed plants in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Crossbreeding plants in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a very simple process once you know exactly what you’re doing. Below is a step-by-step walkthrough to help you start experimenting with a variety of Animal Crossing: New Horizons hybrid flowers for your island.

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How to crossbreed plants in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Plant two of the same flower species (roses, pansies, etc.) one space apart in the ground
  • Water the plants frequently to keep them healthy
  • Eventually, a new flower will grow in the space you left between the two original flowers
  • The color of your “parent” flowers will dictate what color the new hybrid is

You can scale up this process as much as you’d like; as long as there’s still a space between each pair of flowers you’re looking to hybridize, you can potentially create whole fields of new crossbred flowers at the same time.

Part of the fun in the process is experimenting to see which combinations make what colors, so we’ll leave you to discover those for yourself. Just don’t forget to keep those plants watered!

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