Sims 4 Uproot Plant Feature: What Does It Mean? (2023)

The Cottage Living expansion pack for the Sims 4 was released on 22 July 2021. Since then, players have been enjoying a range of long-waited exciting gardening features.

One such feature is the ability to uproot plants.

In this blog post, we will discuss what uprooting a plant actually means in the Sims 4. You will learn how a plant-loving Simmer like you can make use of this feature to create the ultimate green oasis.

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What happens when you uproot a plant in The Sims 4?

Uprooting a plant in The Sims 4 means that your Sim will remove the plant from the ground and put it into the trash. It happens to wild plants and the plants on your home lot.

The plant will not remain alive after being uprooted.

Uprooting can be helpful if you want to open up more soil for extra landscaping. This is your go-to-feature when you need to to get rid of an unwanted plant.

Yet, you should remember to fully use the plant before uprooting it. That includes:

  • harvesting seeds or fruits
  • taking pictures of the plant
  • taking cuttings
  • collecting microscope samples
  • …or doing anything else you’d like to use this plant for!

That way, you can fully benefit from the plant even when it is no longer occupying your Sims’ garden.

But wait, doesn’t uprooting a plant mean you can move it around and replant it somewhere else?

If you expected to take the plant with you after uprooting it, I am totally with you! Unfortunately, that is not what happens in The Sims 4. Instead, uprooting a plant will send it straight to the trash bin, no matter what. Talk about a total bummer.

Now, I know what you might think: “But why couldn’t I add the plant to my inventory instead?!”

Trust me, I feel your frustration.

You can add uprooted plants to your inventory; however, it will be just a useless pile of garbage. Uprooting is a bit of a misleading name for this feature, to say the least.

But do not worry; all is not lost. There are some ways to move plants around to your heart’s content. Just read on, and don’t uproot your green friends just yet.

How to uproot a plant in The Sims 4

To uproot a plant, click on the plant and select the “Uproot Plant” option from the interaction menu. You should see a small animation as your Sim is uprooting the plant.

Here is a short video of my Sim doing that:

Remember, to have this feature available, you have to own The Sims 4 Cottage Living expansion pack.

You can uproot both wild and your own plants.

When can I uproot a plant?

You can uproot plants at any time, they do not have to be fully grown.

At the same time, if the plant has already died, the “Dispose of Dead Plant” replaces the “Uproot Plant” option.

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What are the benefits of uprooting plants in Sims 4?

The uproot action adds an element of flexibility to gardening in the game.

You can rearrange your own garden and change the greenery of your favorite locations.

Uprooting a plant is especially useful if you have limited garden space. In this case, you might want to grow different plants without overcrowding them.

By removing unwanted vegetation, you can keep your garden looking neat and tidy at all times.

Who knows, maybe this feature has the benefit of making your Sim feel accomplished! 😇

How can I move a plant to a different location?

You can always move or sell plants placed on your home lot.

At the same time, you cannot relocate a wild plant. There is still a way to get it to your home lot. If that’s what you need, jump straight to point #3!

And now, let’s take a look at several scenarios.

1) Moving plants within your home lot

This is a simple action that you can do in a second!

To start with, enter the Build mode. Choose the plant you want to move or sell with the select tool and click the action button.

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Enter the Build Mode (F2)
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Choose a plant you want to move and click on it

2) Moving plants to a new home lot

You might want to keep the garden if you are about to sell your lot. In that case, there are some preparations you have to make beforehand.

Place all the plants you want to bring along into your household inventory. Don’t keep them there for too long, though, they are not going just to hibernate there forever!

Place your plants in a new lot from the inventory as soon as you have moved.

You don’t have to harvest all the plants before you start packing. You will not lose the fruits and seeds – they will be added to your inventory next to the plants.

The same applies to the planter boxes. When you get the boxes packed up, your green babies are going to be taken out of their homes. You will find them added to the inventory separately from the boxes.

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Move your planter box into the household inventory
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The box and the plant get separated

But don’t fret, they’ll be just fine on the new lot. Pop those precious plants back into their boxes, and they’ll be good as new!

3) Moving a wild plant to your home lot

If you’d like to move a wild plant to your home lot, you must take a little detour.

Here is what you should do:

  • Wait for the plant to grow. (no time to wait? Here is a cheat for growing plants faster!)
  • Harvest the plant to collect its fruits or seeds. Use the “Harvest” or “Harvest All” option in the interaction menu. Or, you can take cuttings to graft them onto another plant (it can be any type of plant).
  • Return to your home lot.
  • Plant your harvest (or graft cuttings onto another plant).
  • Enjoy!
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Harvest a mature in-season plant
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Plant collected harvestable onto your own lot

For a plant-loving Simmer, uprooting a plant is pretty much like getting rid of an old friend. You know you don’t need them anymore, but it’s hard to say goodbye!

But don’t worry, if you’ve taken all the necessary steps before you uproot it, then get rid of it with no hesitation.

I hope this review has clarified what the Sims 4 uproot plant action means. Now, go ahead and use this feature to create your own plant paradise.

If you would like to learn more about Sims 4 gardening in general, here is a link to Gardening from the Sims Wiki.

Do you have any other questions? Let me know!

Happy gardening!

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