Cultivating or Gardening is a feature in NieR Replicant. It allows the player to plant, grow and harvest different plants to sell or use.
This page covers a list of the various items you can obtain through this mechanic, tutorial, guides on how to properly utilize this feature, and the possibilities for crossbreeding and the abilities of the crossbred products.
Examine the field next ot NieR's house to plant any seeds in your possession. Over time, the seeds will grow into flowers, fruits and vegetables that you can harvest.
-Cultivating Plants Tutorial
Cultivating is used to grow and produce various flowers or fruits and vegetables for Quests or Recovery Item products. Though it is unmentioned in the game, crossbreeding flowers are a part of the cultivation feature of the game, and the legendary Lunar Tears can be grown from this process.
Cultivating is needed to get one of the Achievements in NieR Replicant:
- Legendary Gardener - Successfully cultivate the legendary flower.
How to Cultivate
- Plant a seed and water it. It will take approximately 24 hours before it bears fruit. This is tied to real-time but can be manipulated if the system clock is manually changed. Harvest the field. Leave it for 2 days or more and they will potentially wither. Using a fertilizer will either speed up the process or increase the outcome of the plant.
- Only Moonflowers can be crossbred in NieR Replicant. Moonflowers have healing capabilities. The white moonflower, also known as the Lunar Tear, has the ability to fully heal. The only Moonflower seeds available for purchase are Red, Gold, and Blue. Buy all three- around ten of each.
- When planting on the field, alternate the colored flowers in the same row, for example, Red/Gold/Red/Gold to create Peach Moonflowers
- Plant the seeds and water them. Save and shut the game. Turn the clock four hours later and water them again. This is to increase the number of seeds it bears.
- Save again and shut the game and turn it forward two days or wait for the two full days to pass in real time. This will ensure the flowers have wilted and instead of harvesting the flower, the seeds will be available for harvest.
Peach Moonflower - (Red + Gold Moonflower)
Indigo Moonflower - (Gold + Blue Moonflower)
Pink Moonflower - (Red + Indigo Moonflower)
White Moonflower - (Pink + Peach Moonflower)
Cultivating a Lunar Tear
Cultivating a Lunar Tear is the requirement for the Legendary Gardener Achievement. It is a crossbreed between Peach Moonflowers and Pink Moonflowers. If it does not work, it does not mean that it is wrong, as they only have a 2% chance of growing even with the correct materials. Odds are you will receive more Pink Moonflower seeds before the white one appears.
Refer to the crossbred chart on the requirements to achieve each colour. Repeat the cross-breeding process until the White Moonflower seed is attained.
Most Quests that require products of cultivations items require items that can be purchased from a local Grocer. There is only one quest that requires the use of cultivation to produce and crossbreed Pink Moonflowers. She will ask for ten Pink Moonflower Seeds.
- Cultivator's Handbook - If Quests are skipped the field can still be unlocked by purchasing the Cultivator's Handbook from the Village Florist for 5000 gold
Fertilizer can be added to the cultivation field to affect the progress or outcome. There are three types of fertilizer that can be bought from Florists or some Item Shopkeepers.
Bounty Fertilizer - Boosts the harvest output
Speed Fertilizer - Speeds up plant growth, resulting in an earlier harvest
Flowering Fertilizer - Lengthens the flowering and harvesting period of a plant
Recovery from Cultivation Products
- Red Moonflower - Recovers 30% HP when consumed
- Gold Moonflower - Recovers 30% HP when consumed
- Blue Moonflower - Recovers 30% HP when consumed
- Pink Moonflower - Recovers 60% HP when consumed
- Indigo Moonflower - Recovers 60% HP when consumed
- Peach Moonflower - Recovers 60% HP when consumed
- White Moonflower - Recovers all HP when consumed
Cultivation Item Shops
The Flower Shops are specific Merchants that sell seeds and fertilizer, but the products of cultivation can be found in other shops as well. All Grocery Stores usually sell the fruit and vegetable products of cultivation.
Seeds & Fertilizer:
Cultivation Seeds and Products
|Cultivation Item||Description||Acquisition||Cost||Price Sold|
|Pumpkin Seed||A seed of a Pumpkin||Purchased at the Village from the Florist||40 gold||8 gold|
|Gourd Seed||A seed of a Gourd||Purchased at Facade from the Item Shop||60 gold||12 gold|
|Tomato Seed||A seed of a Tomato||Found in crates in the Aerie; Purchased at the Village from the Florist||30 gold||6 gold|
|Melon Seed||A seed of a Melon||Purchased at Facade from the Item Shop||120 gold||24 gold|
|Watermelon Seed||A seed of a Watermelon||Purchased at Facade from the Item Shop||80 gold||18 gold|
|Eggplant Seed||A seed of a Eggplant||Purchased at the Village from the Florist||40 gold||8 gold|
|Bell Pepper Seedling||A seedling of a Bell Pepper||Purchased at the Village from the Florist||50 gold||10 gold|
|Bean Seed||A seed of a Bean||Purchased at Seafront from the Grocer||35 gold||7 gold|
|Wheat Seedling||A seedling of Wheat||Purchased at the Village from the Florist||50 gold||10 gold|
|Rice Plant Seedling||A seedling of Rice Plant||Purchased at Seafront and Facade from the Grocer||60 gold||12 gold|
|Dahlia Bulb||A Dahlia Bulb, to be planted in the field to mature into Dahlia Flower||Purchased at the Village from the Florist and at Seafront from the Grocer||40 gold||8 gold|
|Tulip Bulb||A Tulip Bulb, to be planted in the field to mature into Tulip Flower||Purchased at Seafront from the Grocer||50 gold||10 gold|
|Freesia Bulb||A Freesia Bulb, to be planted in the field to mature into Freesia Flower||Purchased at Seafront and Facade from the Grocer||80 gold||16 gold|
|Gold Moonflower Seed||A seed of Gold Moonflower||Purchased at Seafront from the Grocer and at the Aerie from the Florist||120 gold||60 gold|
|Blue Moonflower Seed||A seed of Blue Moonflower||Purchased at Seafront from the Grocer and at the Aerie from the Florist||120 gold||60 gold|
Products of Cultivation
|Cultivation Item||Description||Acquisition||Cost||Price Sold|
|Red Moonflower||Recovers 30% HP when consumed||Grown by planting Red Moonflower Seeds||-||600 gold|
|Gold Moonflower||Recovers 30% HP when consumed||Grown by planting Gold Moonflower Seeds||-||600 gold|
|Blue Moonflower||Recovers 30% HP when consumed||Grown by planting Blue Moonflower Seeds||-||600 gold|
|Pink Moonflower||Recovers 60% HPh when consumed||A 10% chance of appearing from cultivating Red Moonflowers with Gold Moonflowers||-||1,800 gold|
|Indigo Moonflower||Recovers 60% HP when consumed||A 10% chance of appearing from cultivating Blue Moonflowers with Gold Moonflowers||-||1,800 gold|
|Peach Moonflower||Recovers 60% HP when consumed||A 10% chance of appearing from cultivating Indigo Moonflowers with Pink Moonflowers||-||1,800 gold|
|Recovers all HP when consumed||A 10% chance of appearing from cultivating Pink Moonflowers with Peach Moonflowers||-||5,000 gold|
|Pumpkin||An orange-colored fruit often used as a decoration during the winter months||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Pumpkin Seeds; Purchased at the Village or Facade from the Grocer||500 gold||250 gold|
|Watermelon||Children often hold spitting contests with the seeds of this frui||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Watermelon Seeds; Purchased at Facade from the Grocer||800 gold||400 gold|
|Melon||A sweet-smelling fruit that's quite popular among older women||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Melon Seeds; Purchased at Facade or Seafront from the Grocers||1,200||600 gold|
|Gourd||Many people use these empty shells as water containers||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Gourd Seeds; Purchased at at Facade or Seafront from the Grocers||-||300 gold|
|Tomato||A vegetable suitable for both eating and throwing at stage performers||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Tomato Seeds; Purchased at the Aerie and the Village from the Grocers||300 gold||150 gold|
|Eggplants||A smooth, dark-colored fruit beloved by vegetarians||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Eggplant Seeds; Purchased at the Village from the Grocer||400 gold||200 gold|
|Bell Pepper||A vegetable with a bitter taste. Most children run from these in terror.||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Bell Pepper Seedlings||-||250 gold|
|Beans||Ancient lore claims this fruit is musical||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Beann Seeds; Purchased at the Village and Seafront from the Grocers||360 gold||180 gold|
|Wheat||Used to make bread, but also eaten plain during tough times||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Wheat Seedlingss; Purchased at the Village from the Grocer||500 gold||250 gold|
|Rice||Some folks cook and eat this, while others use it to brew their own wine||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Rice Seedlings; Purchased at Seafront from the Grocer||-||300 gold|
|Dahlia Flower||A beautiful flower with a long, rich history||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Dahlia Bulbs||-||240 gold|
|Freesia Flower||Flowers that are popular among ladies. Don't go on a date without one!||Grown in Nier's Garden by planting Freesia Bulbs||-||150 gold|