Final Fantasy 14 player spends three years waiting for flower from their fave character to bloom

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A Final Fantasy 14 player spent three years waiting for a plant to bloom, all because it matched the flower on the hair of one of their favorite characters.

Yesterday on January 4, Reddit user sunfaller published the post seen just below to the Final Fantasy 14 subreddit. The user reveals that they originally purchased an Epiphyllum cactus because it matched the flower in Yotsuyu's hair, but the flower on the cactus itself has only just bloomed after three long years of waiting.

Some brief research reveals that the Epiphyllum definitely shouldn't have taken three years to fully bloom. Without delving too far into the specifics of this Final Fantasy 14's household, it seems Epiphyllum cacti need plenty of sunlight in order to bloom, but too much direct sunlight can actually damage the plant.

As such, you need to strike a pretty delicate balance between sunlight and direct sunlight, as well as watering the Epiphyllum semi-regularly. The Epiphyllum is endemic to Central and Southern America, which explains the need for a pretty hefty amount of sunlight in order to bloom.

The choice of Yotsuyu goe Brutus as one of this player's favorite characters is a pretty interesting one, given she's a tertiary antagonist in Final Fantasy 14's Stormblood expansion. Then again, we can't all have the do-gooding Alisae, Alphinaud, and the rest of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn as our favorite characters, or things would get really dull in the community.

Final Fantasy 14's patch 6.3 will boast a new Nier minion among tonnes of other updates and improvements, as revealed earlier today. 

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.