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Straight from the developer’s mouth, we bring you these tips & tricks that should get you well on your way to growing a healthy nursery and finding the Magic Plants in Plant Tycoon. Got your own tips to share? Want to tell us about the exotic plants you managed to grow and how you grew them? Leave a Comment or contact us and we’ll add your words of wisdom to the guide.

TUTORIAL MODE

The Tutorial Mode offered at the beginning of the game will guide you through early game play. While you can play Plant Tycoon as much as you like, it doesn’t require constant play. Plant Tycoon runs in real-time, meaning that your plants will grow even when your computer is off or you are not playing the game. You can adjust the game speed to fit your schedule, but don’t forget to check back often to care for your plants and see what surprises await you! If you plan to be away from your computer for several days, you will want to go to the Main Menu and select Options, then select Pause, so that your plants will not suffer from neglect while you are away.

To get a very successful start in Plant Tycoon:

  • Plant the 4 seeds that you find in you Seed Tray, as well as the 4 seeds in your Seed Storage screen. Go to the Gardening Supplies shop, buy the 3 common seeds, and plant them.
  • Wait for the plants to mature. You can use the initial supply of growth chemicals to speed the growth of your first plants.
  • When the plants are mature, self-pollinate the most valuable plants to produce more seeds for those plant species. After you harvest all of the seeds that are produced, sell the parent plants.
  • If any of your plants get infested early in the game, it’s usually better to trash them instead of spending money on insect poison.
  • It’s a good idea to plant only one of a new kind of seed to make sure that it will thrive in the soil you have. If not, you can save the other seeds for later, when you have better soil.
  • Soil upgrades are the most vital purchase in your quest for the rarer and more valuable plants. Continue to plant, grow, and self-pollinate your money-makers until you have enough money to purchase the Bio-organic Soil. This soil will allow you to grow more fragile hybrids and experiment more effectively with cross-pollination.
  • Once you have sufficient cash and Soil from Isola, you can freely cross-pollinate any plants in your greenhouse and begin experimenting with the chemicals in the shop. Many of those chemicals can greatly speed your quest for the Magic Plants of Isola!
  • TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Tips will appear each time you open the game.
  • The game’s beginning soil is suitable only for the common plants.
  • Cross-pollinating different species produces increasingly valuable, but more fragile, hybrids.
  • Better soil will be required to support the more expensive and fragile hybrids. When you upgrade your soil, the benefit to your plants is immediate.
  • If you forget which seed you planted in a pot, double click the pot to produce an image of the seed that was planted there.
  • If any of your plants get infested early in the game, it’s usually better to trash them instead of spending money on insect poison. Each dose of poison can cost more than the plant is worth. Treat only plants that are worth the cost of the poison.
  • Upgraded nets make catching insects easier. Insect collecting is an optional part of the game.
  • Seeds in the Gardening Supplies shop are restocked and/or replaced every 24 hours.
  • If your plants are steadily losing health, they are too fragile for the soil they are planted in. Try growing common plants until you can upgrade your soil.
  • If a pollinated plant dies, you may still be able to harvest its seeds.
  • Soil upgrades are the most vital purchase in your quest for the rarer and more valuable plants. Continue to plant, grow, and self-pollinate your money-makers until you have enough money to purchase the Bio-organic Soil. This soil will allow you to grow more fragile hybrids and experiment more effectively with cross-pollination.
  • Once you have sufficient cash and Soil from Isola, you can freely cross-pollinate any plants in your greenhouse and begin experimenting with the chemicals in the shop. Many of those chemicals can greatly speed your quest for the Magic Plants of Isola!
  • The Magic Plants are hidden in the genetics of the seeds in the game. The correct combination of breeding will produce them, but there are many combinations. If you seem stuck, save some of your more rare seeds, and start a completely new crop with purchased seeds. Another way to get ‘unstuck’ is to pollinate plants with themselves, then mutate them!
  • Magic Plants are found in several tiers of rarity. When you discover a Magic Plant, a popup message will appear that describes the plant’s special properties. Your newly discovered Magic Plant will also be displayed in a golden pot in your nursery.
  • You can determine how well you have priced your plants by how quickly they are selling. If they are selling rapidly, you should increase the price. If sales are slow, try reducing the price.
  • Plants will sell faster and command higher prices in an improved nursery.
  • Random Tips will also appear each time you click the faucet in the main screen.
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