Colored Peculiar Plants

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An accidental bug in 2009, unfixed by request of players, resulted in some plants previously only available as non-pollinating peculiar plants to become possible in colored and cross-pollinating choices.

Where to Start

colored-cactusInitial seeds in plain, red, blue, and yellow are obtainable from Boglings and Bogthings. In the past these seeds were campions, ferns, and tri-barrel cactus; the first generation seeds for cross pollination. The 2009 bug replaced the tri-barrel cactus seed with a random seed, most of these random seeds, when identified through a seed box or by use of poppy dust will prove to be normal plant crossing types of the later generations and follow the regular cross-pollination rules, one seed however, identifying merely as ‘cactus’ grows to be the flowery cactus previously only obtainable as a ‘peculiar’ seed, infertile and plain colored.

Growing the Cactus

Having obtained Red, Blue and Yellow cactus, grow them and allow them to self pollinate, giving you 8 cactus seeds in each color.
Color crossing works exactly as expected, including the possibility of mutant black or white, but resulting plants are more surprising. For example if you cross a red cactus with a blue cactus the result will be a purple plant – but not a cactus. You will find yourself the owner of a purple spider tree!

Crossing Results

  • Cactus x Cactus = Spider Tree
  • Cactus x Spider Tree = Hops (East)
  • Spider Tree x Hops (East) = Hops (South)
  • Spider Tree x Spider Tree = Cactus

As you create each new plant type allow one of the 8 seeds to become a self pollinating plant before proceding to the next step to maintain your stock of available seeds.

Getting the Colors

With the less obvious crossing results getting a full range of colors in each plant type can be tricky. Plant crossings will be needed to achieve all colors in all types is as follows:

Step One

Creating Spider Trees from basic color cactus

  • red cactus x red cactus = bright red spider tree
  • red cactus x blue cactus = purple spider tree
  • colored-spidertreeblue cactus x blue cactus = bright blue spider tree
  • blue cactus x yellow cactus = green spider tree
  • yellow cactus x yellow cactus = bright yellow spider tree
  • yellow cactus x red cactus = orange spider tree

Step Two

Using the new spider trees to complete the range of cactus colors

  • bright red spider tree x bright red spider tree = bright red cactus
  • bright blue spider tree x bright blue spider tree = bright blue cactus
  • bright yellow spider tree x bright yellow spider tree = bright yellow cactus
  • bright red spider tree x bright blue spider tree = purple cactus
  • purple-cactuspurple spider tree x purple spider tree = bright purple cactus
  • bright blue spider tre x bright yellow spider tree = green cactus
  • green spider tree x green spider tree = bright green cactus
  • bright red spider tree x bright yellow spider tree = orange cactus
  • orange spider tree x orange spider tree = bright orange cactus

Step Three

Using the new cactus colors to complete the range of Spider Trees

  • orange cactus x purple cactus = red spider tree
  • purple cactus x green cactus = blue spider tree
  • green cactus x orange cactus = yellow spider tree
  • orange cactus x orange cactus = bright orange spider tree
  • green cactus x green cactus = bright green spider tree
  • purple cactus x purple cactus = bright purple spider tree

Step Four

Using both spider trees and cactus in creating the hops (east)

  • red cactus x bright red spider tree = bright red hops (east)
  • red cactus x orange spider tree = red hops (east)
  • red cactus x bright yellow spider tree = orange hops (east)
  • yellow cactus x bright yellow spider tree = bright yellow hops (east)
  • colored-hopseyellow cactus x green spider tree = yellow hops (east)
  • yellow cactus x bright blue spider tree = green hops (east)
  • blue cactus x bright blue spider tree = bright blue hops (east)
  • blue cactus x purple spider tree = blue hops (east)
  • blue cactus x bright red spider tree = purple hops (east)
  • orange cactus x orange spider tree = bright orange hops (east)
  • green cactus x green spider tree = bright green hops (east)
  • purple cactus x purple spider tree = bright purple hops (east)

Step Five

Using the hops (east) to create hops (south)

  • bright red spider tree x red hops (east) = bright red hops (south)
  • orange spider tree x red hops (east) = red hops (south)
  • orange spider tree x orange hops (east) = bright orange hops (south)
  • colored-hopssbright yellow spider tree x red hops (east) = orange hops (south)
  • bright yellow spider tree x yellow hops (east) = bright yellow hops (south)
  • green spider tree x yellow hops (east) = yellow hops (south)
  • green spider tree x green hops (east) = bright green hops (south)
  • bright blue spider tree x yellow hops (east) = green hops (south)
  • bright blue spider tree x blue hops (east) = bright blue hops (south)
  • purple spider tree x blue hops (east) = blue hops (south)
  • purple spider tree x purple hops left = bright purple hops (south)
  • bright red spider tree x blue hops left = purple hops (south)

Coloured Bonsai

colored-bonsaiBy crossing these new, colored, plants with some of the regular cross pollination types it is possible to achieve all types of bonsai, these produce seeds but cannot be cross pollinated.

Plant Type

Cactus SpiderTree Hops (east) Hops (south)
Snowdrops common (pink)
Bulrushes common (pink) common(pink)
Lillies uncommon(pink) common(pink) common(pink)
Pampas Grass common(pink) uncommon(pink) common(pink) uncommon(pink)
Rushes common(pink) rare(pink) uncommon(pink) uncommon(pink)
Elephant Ear uncommon(pink) rare (pink) uncommon(pink) rare(pink)
Ferns uncommon(pink) common(plain) rare(pink) rare(pink)
Ponytail Palm rare(pink) common(plain) rare(pink) common(plain)
Small PalmTree rare(pink) uncommon(plain) common(plain) common(plain)
Century Plant common(plain) uncommon(plain) common(plain) uncommon(plain)
Waterplant common(plain) rare(plain) uncommon(plain) uncommon(plain)
Snakeplant uncommon(plain) rare(plain) uncommon(plain) rare(plain)
Prickly Pear uncommon(plain) exceptional rare(plain) are(plain)
Single Barrel cactus rare(plain) exceptional rare(plain) exceptional
Tri-Barrel Cactus rare(plain) exotic exceptional exceptional

Colored Vanilla

purple-vanillaVanilla is a mutant possible result of crossing colored plants of the three cactus varieties: barrel cactus, prickly pear cactus or tri-barrel cactus. Colored vanilla plants produce no resources and cannot be cross pollinated, but they do produce seeds.