- "This rare plant is an endangered species, but still ultra fab. The Cytherea Asilus Casses will sit quietly on a counter, or hide away in the corner on an end table, that is until it grows weary of your charades . . . and then you'll have to water it like any other plant, but maybe it's a better idea to have your butler do it for you."
In The Sims, a plant called the "Cytherea Asilus Casses" makes an appearance. It is possibly another variation (or precursor) of the mutant plant from The Sims Bustin' Out or the Laganaphyllis Simnovorii (Cow Plant) from The Sims 2: University.
The Sims Bustin' Out
The mutant plant makes its appearance in the The Sims Bustin' Out, but only in the console version. It can also be seen in the original trailer for the game. Although similar in appearance to the Laganaphyllis Simnovorii, it is perhaps a relative (or a precursor), as it does have several differences. The mutant plant is capable of biting, or in some cases even killing, a Sim. If it eats the player's Sim, the game will end with a message reading "GAME OVER" and the player is returned to the main menu. It can even kill NPCs such as the maid, which many players do to cause her to be able to walk through walls.
The plant also appears in the GBA version. As in the console game, it will kill the player's Sim, but only if he/she waters it.
How to get the Mutant Plant
In free-play mode, when a Sim has developed enough logic points, have them walk over to one of the incubators. An option to create a mutant plant should appear. It can be chosen to sell the plant, or to keep it and have the Sim look after it. If the Sim does not water it, or care for it sufficiently, it will grow larger and develop an appetite for those Sims. If this does occur, the mutant plant will not always be successful in its attempts to eat a Sim. There is about a 50% chance that a Sim bitten by the plant will remain living. If the mutant plant is cared for properly, it can be sold for money. The better it has been cared for, the more simoleons it can be sold for.