Crystal Trees in Sims 4
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How to grow the crystal tree in The Sims 4

The clash of gardening and gemology.

Acquiring crystals comes with a cost when purchasing them through The Sims 4’s online vendors. So, if you want to save yourself some Simoleons, here’s how to make the crystal tree, growing gems right from your yard.

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The Sims 4 crystal tree recipe

You must get The Sims 4’s Crystal Creations pack to access the crystal tree and seed-shaped gemstones. This requires reaching Gemology Level 3, which can be increased by reading skill books or the gemology table. Although the crystal tree gives you free gems, the seed-shaped gemstone costs 100 Simoleons.

Crystal Tree Seed in Sims 4
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Interact with the gemology table and the ‘Cut Gemstone’ option to begin crafting the seed. You can pick any crystal you desire, from sapphire to moonstone, and they will grant you a buff when charged. Depending on the Sim’s skill level, the crafting can go by faster with higher ranks.

Now, drag the finished gemstone to a planter or plot and then press the ‘Plant’ selection. I recommend leveling up your Sim’s gardening level since the ability unlocks fertilizing. Also, the seed doesn’t require any watering due to its unique properties.

The seed will grow into a tiny tree in due time, indicating that the process is working. However, the crystal tree’s full growth will take some time, lasting more than a few days or a week. Keep checking back on it to ensure it is appropriately taken care of.

A fully-grown crystal tree sprouts free crystals daily, and the output is completely randomized. So, anytime you are ready to design jewelry, grab the sprouted gems first to increase your intake.


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