Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to Breed Flowers With Friends in Animal Crossing New Horizons

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In Animal Crossing New Horizons players have come across a brand new way to breed flowers. As it turns out, you can use your friends to breed more flowers on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. In this guide, we will discuss how the new breeding with friends methods works.

How to Breed More Flowers With Friends

Those interested in breeding flowers in their garden in Animal Crossing New Horizons would know that there is one special native flower species that only grows in high areas. You require a ladder to reach this location, a ladder that is available from Tom Nook. Once you have the ladder all you need is a shovel to pick up the flower and bring down lower elevations. You can upgrade Nook’s Cranny to buy three different kinds of flowers in three different colors. At the time of this writing, there are eight kinds of flowers New Horizons. You can trade seeds with other players.

The game offers flowers in three colors, red, white, and yellow-orange. You can create new colors by breeding hybrid flowers. Watering a planted flower can make it pollinate and spread to the tiles next to it in a nine-tile grid. But have another flower within five tiles and the two flowers will cross-pollinate and build new colors in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

The best method so far has been to plant flowers diagonally in grid formation and leave employ tiles in between. You should water those plants every day. Moreover, use a gold watering can plant a rose garden to farm black roses which can be cross-pollinated to get rare gold roses. These roses can be sold for a good amount of bells. However, breeding and cross-breeding take a while but this new method makes the process faster.

Watering your plants yourself means a 5% chance of the flower reproducing, however, you can invite your friends to come water your flowers to boost your chances.

No. of Friends  Grow Rate 
0  5% 
1  25% 
2  35% 
3  50% 
4  65% 
5+  80% 

 This method will help you breed more flower colors and do it much faster in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

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