Lisa is Max Caulfield's plant standing in her dorm room at Blackwell Academy. It is located on the left side of Max's room, in front of the windows, next to Max's desk and a shelf. A small panda plushie is attached to the top of the plant. Lisa is a minor gameplay element that you can interact with several times throughout the game, her well-being depending on your choices.
Max has the ability to water her plant in Episode 1: Chrysalis and Episode 2: Out of Time. Her mother sends Max a text reminding her to water it, but not too often. In "Chaos Theory", two days later, the consequences of Max's choices show and the plant is either in good condition (watered once), dehydrated (never watered), or drowned (watered twice) depending on Max's care.
- When Max waters Lisa in Episode 2, she says, “Drink up...it’s got electrolytes.” The quote is a reference to the film Idiocracy.
- The panda plushie that is attached to Lisa is likely to be a reference to Jax the Panda, a character in Dontnod Entertainment's first game, Remember Me.
- During April Fool's in 2015, the Square Enix blog advertised a Lisa plant as official Life is Strange merchandise:
"Now you too can make the choice to water the plant or not....just like Max! We wanted to offer a product that had consequences in order to replicate Life is Strange's gameplay mechanic and with the official plant we feel we've done just that!"
- In Dontnod Entertainment's third game Vampyr, there's a seemingly dead plant (located in the protagonist's office) that, if watered, will bloom after three days. The protagonist then decides to name it Lisa. This action unlocks the achievement "Unlife is strange" with the description "Save this poor plant with water".
Life is Strange Objects
|Max's Computer · Chloe's Computer · Dana's Computer · Victoria's Computer · Nathan's Computer · Principal Wells' Computer|
|Arcadia Bay Beacon · Blackwell Totem · The Bay Bud Weekly · The Great Northwest · The Independent|
|Max's Journal · Max's Camera · Photo Memorial Wall · Lisa the Plant · Warren's Flash Drive|