Plant Tycoon ‪®‬ 4+

Nurture your own greenhouse‪!‬

LDW Software, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.1 • 253 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Grow your garden and unlock the Magic Plants!

Plant Tycoon® is a gardening sim game where you nurture plants and experiment with increasingly rare and valuable species. The object is to breed and cross breed plants until you find the 6 Magic Plants of Isola and solve the genetic puzzle. You start with limited cash, a handful of seeds, some soil and water. Grow plants, organize and harvest seeds, monitor your plants' health, age and maturity, and protect your plants from dehydration and infestations. Sell some of your creations to fund your research, buy better supplies to use in your Nursery, and purchase ornaments to customize your virtual garden. This is the same best-selling Mac and Windows game, now in a universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, so you can take your greenhouse full of plants with you wherever you go!

More about Plant Tycoon

* There are many approaches to solving the game, with over 500 different species of plants to discover.
* Inhabited by a wide variety of collectible insects to catch and display.
* There are dozens of different seeds to experiment with.
* Gorgeous artwork with detailed, dynamically-generated plants.
* You can prune your plants to customize the look of your creations.
* It's a genetic puzzle: discover which combinations will create the 6 Magic Plants.
* It's a simulation game: grow virtual plants in a persistent world.
* It’s a virtual pet: care for your plants in your own virtual greenhouse.
* It’s a tycoon game: test your business skills and horticultural skills at the same time!
* The built-in snapshot feature allows you to capture photos of your favorite plants in various display settings.
* Experience real-time game play, with new surprises every time you turn on the game!

Visit our Official Plant Tycoon site at for instructions, strategy guides, and much more!

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Hello fellow tycoons!

We've updated one of our classic titles to support the latest devices and iOS versions! With nearly a million downloads since we've launched Plant Tycoon, we want to make sure that you can continue playing your favorite apps on the newest devices. Cross-breed your discoveries, nurture your greenhouse, and unlock the Magic Plants of Isola!

Revisit the original Plant Tycoon today to solve this unique virtual garden, right in your pocket!

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

Jayfeather03 ,

A Love/Hate Thing

Let me start this review by saying I LOVE THIS GAME. I played it on pc as a child and was delighted to find an app now, and have found it to be extremely relaxing and helps calm my anxiety. Way better than any gardening app made specifically for that purpose.

Now, the bad part is that you will have to spend 5 “plant bucks” (the in game real money currency) to complete the game. You have to buy the top tier soil if you want to “win” the game by breeding ultra rare plants, and there is no way to occasionally win one or two of the real money currency, like other games. This is very frustrating because there should be a way to win the game without spending money if the game is advertised as free. I don’t have a problem buying plant bucks to speed along the game or buy extras, like the other plant bucks items, but the soil is over the line annoying.

In addition, I wish there was a plant index or something where I could look at all the plants I have collected and check them off!! Would love that!!!

Guitane ,

In app purchases ruined the game

It is bad enough that you have to buy games twice - for PC and for IPad. But for this game, you can earn all the dollars you want, you still have to buy plant bucks for certain upgrades...really to complete the game. And they are expensive. What a ripoff!!! Even worse, I played the game through once, spent about $20 on upgrades and am trying to play it again...the upgrades are all gone. You'll note the positive reviews are for people who play it on PC, where there are no up sells, or are writing about playing to years ago. Yes, I used to love the game on PC.

UPDATEI heard from the web developer for IPad about the outrageous greed of,requiring upgrades just to play through the game...upgrades which must be repurchased every time you play the game. Received back an arrogant email that I could get all the seeds without upgrades. I KNOW that!. But you can not buy seed boxes, many supplies, many nursery upgrades just by breeding and selling plants as you did on the PC Game. You have to purchase plant bucks via In app,purchase. A total rip off. You NEED seed boxes to have room to breed plants. I want MY money back after winingn the game all my in app purchase have vanished AND I want my in app purchases refunded.

ApocalyseCougar ,

Plant Bucks

Edit: After some serious gameplay, I discovered that the higher selling plants barely reach maturity when they die, if they do. So, Like countless others, they try to make you buy. But note- Technically, you only have to spend a dollar mostly in what I have come across, but no one is gonna waste a dollar. Put up ad banners, or higher the price for plant buck stuff and make a video thing, but seriously, what a waste of time if you can't complete it without spending anything.

Original review:
This game would've been a lot more popular, if it wasn't for the fact there was plant bucks. It's not necessarily plant bucks in general, but the fact you have to buy them. The game would've been a lot better if, let's say you could trade 500 coins for 1 singular plant buck. That way the game isn't extremely hard to win without spending money.

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