How to Get a Cowplant in Sims 4 (Easy Guide)

Do you want to get your hands on a famous cowplant but need to know how?

Learn how to get a cowplant in sims 4 using this guide’s tips and tricks.

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The oh-so-popular cow-shaped carnivorous plant first made its appearance in The Sims 2.

Since then, the Laganaphyllis simnovorii, a.k.a. cow plant, has been a part of every other sims game.

In previous games, you could get a cowplant as a reward or buy one in exchange for hard-earned points.

But what about in The Sims 4 game?

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How to Get a Cowplant in Sims 4?

The first thing to know about how to get a cowplant in sims 4 is that you’ll need to grow one.

Growing a cowplant can be tricky if you don’t know where to look.

This unique plant doesn’t grow from seeds but from berries.

Getting your hands on those cowplant berries is the tricky part, as they are a rare item.

You can only get cowplant berries by completing certain tasks in specific locations.

And if you prefer using cheats, we cover that too later on in the post!

Sims 4 Cowplant Berry Locations

There are several ways to get your hands on some sims 4 cowplant berries:

  • Through fishing
  • By digging for treasure
  • Grafting plants
  • Buying rare seeds
  • Going on space missions

Here’s a quick rundown on getting your hands on those berries.

1. Fishing for Cowplant Berries

sim woman fishing

When your sim is out fishing near water banks, there’s a chance that you’ll find fish but also other items.

A shared tip throughout the sims community is to fish in Oasis Springs’ Desert Bloom Park.

Getting a cowplant berry may happen within moments or take a while, but you are likely to snag one here.

Another location in Oasis Springs is the hidden Forgotten Grotto area.

sim woman in front closed off mine cave

Going to that secret location requires having a handiness skill level of 10.

Extra Tip: If you have The Sims 4: Get to Work expansion pack, you can try fishing in the waters of Magnolia Promenade.

2. Digging for Berries

By digging through dirt patches throughout the Sims world, you’ll likely dig up a cowplant berry at some point.

There’s no ideal spot, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for those lumps of soil, dig and hope for the best.

sim woman digging in dirt patch

3. Grafting a Cowplant

Grafting plants is an ability gained after reaching a level 5 gardening skill.

In short, you can make new plants by grafting pieces from various plants together.

Mixing pieces from Snapdragon and Dragonfruit plants will result in grafting a cow plant berry.

Finding a Snapdragon is easy if you unlock the Sylvan Glade hidden area in Willow Creek.

As for the Dragonfruit, you must combine a Strawberry plant piece with one from a Snapdragon plant.

sim woman taking plant sample

4. Buying Rare Seeds

If you want to gain a sims 4 cowplant berry, you can get one by buying rare seed packets.

You’ll need your gardening skill at level 10 and 1000 simoleons to purchase these seed packets from Build mode.

After that, it’s only a game of chance until you get one.

sims 4 seed store selection

5. Explore Space for Cowplant Berries

The only way to find cowplant berries through space exploration is by choosing the right career.

To be able to go out into space, your sim will need to have a career as an astronaut.

After building your spaceship and setting off to unknown regions, your sim may find a cow plant berry along the way.

sim woman building a rocket

Sims 4 Cowplant Cheats

Are you pressed for time, or are you just unwilling to go through all that trouble?

Luckily, there’s an easier way on how to get a cowplant in sims 4.

With the help of sims 4 cheats, you can quickly obtain either:

  • cowplant berry to grow your own plant
  • A fully-matured cowplant ready to be placed on your sim’s land

To grab any of the two items, you’ll first need to activate cheats in sims 4.

Once cheats are enabled, you’ll need to type in the following command line:


This cheat allows you to view hidden items in build mode.

You can then look up cowplant in the search box to locate and grab the item.

cowplant items in sims buy catalog

Sims 4 Cowplant Mods

When it comes to the sims 4 cowplant, here are two of our favorite mods that bring new features to this lovable but deadly plant.

1. Sims 4 Cowplant Farming by BrazenLotus

sim woman milking cowplant

This fun sims 4 cowplant mod opens up a whole new way of using the popular plant.

The mod actually gives you a Hybrid Cowplant, which is less deadly and allows you to milk it after being fed.

We’re not talking about the essence of life but actual everyday cow’s milk.

Your relationship with the plant will directly affect the quality of the milk produced.

Try grafting your hybrid cowplant to other plants to create new flavors of milk!

2. Sims 4 Cow Plant Tweaks by SweeneyTodd

cowplant offering cake to sim

The creator has made various tweaks that change some elements of how the plant functions:

  • Change the duration of the cowplant’s hunger before dying
  • Your cowplant can drain a pregnant sim
  • Prevent sims from dying by making the cowplant spit them out each time they eat the cake
  • Produce a limitless supply of life essence

How to Get a Cowplant in Sims 4: Final Thoughts

There’s no wrong way to get a cowplant in sims 4.

Whether you find cowplant berries on your own, grow a plant, or take a shortcut using cheats, it’s all good.

Ultimately, the fruit of your labor is getting that terrific plant.

Adding some mods can make your cowplant last longer or bring something new to your gameplay.

All in all, having a cowplant around has its perks, and it’s a must-have if you want to tackle the sims 4 decades challenge.

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