Welcome to the newest installment in our new “Who is…” series! I decided to do Leif for our first character. He is pretty easy to learn about, is very helpful, and is quite a nice character that debuted in Animal Crossing New Leaf! (and yes, his name is pronounced ‘leaf’).
Leif is a sloth that runs a garden shop! He will sell you shrubs… flowers… and even pumpkin starts (with the October update).
Leif will visit your island once every week or so, but the intervals have been as long as two weeks for my island. He will show up in the plaza regardless of whether you have the upgraded resident services building or not.
When he does arrive, you can browse his catalog (buy as many things as possible!) or sell him weeds. Normally, you would sell your weeds to Timmy for 10 bells a clump. Leif will buy them for 20 bells a clump, beating the price that Timmy buys them for!
However, that is mostly all that Leif does. You cannot permanently add Leif to your island, he is just a character that comes and goes… be sure to check your island every day for a chance to find Leif!
Good luck with customizing your island with shrubs, flowers, and pumpkins unlocked from Leif!