I have made a change to several of the new plants that includes a menu option that allows the owner to decide whether or not the plant will "work". By disabling a plants, or all included plants, work, you enable whether or not the plant will perform any of its duties; by default, a plant is set to "Working" and performing its job. Which is usually just handing out food.
A plant with its "work" disabled will not spam the garden's channel and will not do any its other non-breeding purposes that may have otherwise generated lag, be it a little lag, or a lot. This means that if you disable all of the affected plants ability to work you will limit the amount of messages being sent to your garden, this reducing your overall latency and allowing for more plants and pets.
The purpose of this edit is to allow dedicated breeders to have far more plants than usual by disabling the stream of messages that may have otherwise clogged up the garden's channels by having dozens, or hundreds, of plants.
The affected plants include Crystals, Sand Dollars, Birds of Paradise, Alien Flowers, Fiddler Ferns, Glowshrooms, and Daisy. After they have been updated you will see the four following blue menu options:
"Work" tells an individual plant (the one that you clicked) to do its job.
"Don't.Work" tells an individual plant (the one that you clicked) to not do its job.
"No.Work" tells ALL affected plants listed above not to do their job.
"All.Work" tells ALL affected plants listed above to do their job.
This update 'o', or 'c', as listed by the update box, does not do anything other than enable those four commands.
If you do not have a lot of plants (more than two or three dozen)...this update probably won't do anything for you.
If you do not already have latency problems...this update probably won't do anything for you.
If you DO have a lot of plants and have noticed latency in your garden, this update might just have a large impact on your garden by removing dozens, or even hundreds of messages per hour from your garden's communication stream.
This update has absolutely no impact on the plant's reproductive routines.