A Beginner Guide to Flower Gardening

Your Pudge Lord is here to save the day! Patch 3.3 introduced some really great items for housing. My favorite is the new flower growing, which brings along a ton of beautiful new ways to improve your house! From day one I was growing a multitude of flowers and sharing their beauty with my fellow Lift FC mates. Now, I can help you do the same . . . so fear not adventurer, for I, Thani, shall give you the means to fill your entire house with floral arrangements.

Introductory Thoughts

By default, you will always start with a Red Oldrose. Once you have your desired color you can feed regular fertilizer (Fishmeal) to speed up grow time without changing the color again. Oldrose will take a little over one day to grow from seed to harvest without fertilizer.

After you feed one pomace of each color you will receive the “Red flower / Unusual Shade” message. From here you can feed again to change the colors as you wish but will also have a random chance to receive a white, black or rainbow flower.

The Tools for the Job

First, you will need to buy some planters. Flowerpots are sold at housing merchants for each residential district. Each Housing Merchant sells a flowerpot styled to the city-state the player resides.

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Glade Flowerpot

The Lavender Beds (x:11.8 y:8.4)

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fp-oasis

Oasis Flowerpot

The Goblet (x:11.4 y:9.4)

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fp-riviera

Riviera Flowerpot

Mist (x:10.8 y:11.5)

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Don’t forget you will also need some soil! The only soil worth using is Shroud Topsoil – it will increase the yield.

While at the housing merchant look nearby and find the Material Supplier to purchase your Oldrose Seeds, Red Pomace, Blue Pomace and Mountain Pomace. The pomace will act as a fertilizer, it speeds up the grow time, similar to fishmeal to outdoor gardening. In addition, each pomace will change the color of the flower.

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Red Pomace

Increases the Frequency of Red

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blue pomace

Blue Pomace

Increases the Frequency of Blue

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Mountain Pomace

Increases the Frequency of Yellow

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Be sure to purchase a few of each. Now, time to head back to the house and decide which colors we want to grow!

Planting the First Oldroses

So, now you have everything and you’re in your house eager to start. Well put on your flowering outfit because here we go! The process is very similar to gardening. Although, you’re growing plants inside instead of outside.

Step 1: Place your flowerpot in your house through the housing menu.

Step 2: Exit the Housing Menu

Step 3: Select the Flower Pot

Step 4: Select Soil

Step 5: Select Seed (Oldrose Seeds)

Step 6: Apply first pomace for desired color

Red Oldroses

You can obtain these by simply planting the seeds. When planting an Oldrose seed it will always start off with red color.

Materialsred flower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Red Pomace x1

Blue Oldroses

Materialsblue flower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Blue Pomace x1

Green Oldroses

Materialsgreen flower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Blue Pomace x1

Yellow Oldroses

Like the sun! Ready to brighten up even the dullest of homes.

Materialsyellow flower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Red Pomace x1
  • Mountain Pomace x2

Orange Oldroses

My personal favorite, a very bright happy color that will fit in with any decoration.

Materialsorange flower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Red Pomace x1
  • Mountain Pomace x1

Directions: Once planted, use either the red or mountain pomace. Next, alternate and use the pomace you did not use. The minimum time to wait to add another pomace is one (1) hour.

Black Oldroses

Much dark. Very spooky.

Materialsblack flower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Red Pomace x1
  • Blue Pomace x1
  • Mountain Pomace x1

Players have a 25% chance to obtain the Black oldroses.

Alternative Outcome | Red Oldroses, Rainbow Oldroses, Black Oldroses, White Oldroses

White Oldroses

The purest of all of the roses – give your home an elegant feel.

MaterialsWhite flower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Red Pomace x1
  • Blue Pomace x1
  • Mountain Pomace x1

Chance to successfully grow 25%

Alternative outcome | Red Oldroses, Rainbow Oldroses, Black Oldroses, White Oldroses

Purple Oldroses

Materialsflower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Red Pomace x1
  • Blue Pomace x1

Rainbow Oldroses

Can’t choose a color? Want them all? Here’s the answer . . .

Materialsflower

  • Soil x1
  • Oldrose Seeds x1
  • Red Pomace x1
  • Blue Pomace x1
  • Mountain Pomace x2
  • Feed Order: M > B > M > R

Chance to successfully grow 25%

Alternative outcome | Red Oldroses, Rainbow Oldroses

Parting Thoughts

Oh no! Silleh lala! You forgot to water your flowers.

Don’t be like the pudge . . . make sure to take extra care of your flowers and give them care!

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Finally, be sure to give your friends all those pretty flowers to display as glamours!

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By | 2016-11-19T05:50:58+00:00 June 19th, 2016|FFXIV, Final Fantasy XIV|Comments Off on A Beginner Guide to Flower Gardening

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