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StrengthPvZH Strength HeartPvZH Health SunPvZH Cost
1 5 2
Set Premium
Rarity Uncommon
Class PvZH Guardian Icon
Tribe Cactus Flower Plant
Traits PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye
Abilities None
"It's true. I'm prickly on the outside but spongy on the inside."

Cactus is a premium uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class. It costs 2SunPvZH to play, and has 1StrengthPvZH/5HeartPvZH. It has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, and does not have any abilities.


It is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies with the same name.


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribes: Cactus Flower Plant
  • Trait: PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye
  • Abilities: None
  • Set - Rarity: Premium - Uncommon

Card description

"It's true. I'm prickly on the outside but spongy on the inside."

Update history

Update 1.12.6

  • Tribe added: Flower

Update ????

  • Design change: The red thorns on its body are now displayed when it is on the field.

Update 1.14.13

  • Set- Rarity change: Basic - Common → Premium - Uncommon



Cactus's health of 5 can be a big benefit, especially since it only costs 2 sun. Because of this, it can be played earlier in game, making it hard for your opponent to destroy it during those turns. Its high health makes this card as a reliant defensive wall to protect other powerful Team-Up plants behind it, such as Carrotillery. On top of that, having PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye prevents your opponent from blocking the attack and gaining superpowers to get an advantage. Because of this trait, using cards that boost its strength such as Berry Angry and Fertilize aid it well. If you are playing as Grass Knuckles, try to boost Cactus at a safe strength range of about 3, as it gets out of range of most instant-kill tricks. Cactus can also be used as a method to finish off zombies with 1 health left, as its high health allows it to survive most attacks.

Due to it being in the flower tribe since Update 1.12.6, it synergizes with Power Flower and Briar Rose. However, only Wall-Knight can do this.


Using zombie cards that can lower its strength, such as Pied Piper or Nibble, are able to prevent it from attacking. However, be wary as the Guardian class has access to Spineapple to boost it if the aforementioned methods were used. Tricks that can destroy it such as Rolling Stone and Weed Spray, as well as PvZH Deadly IconDeadly zombies can destroy it easily. Bouncing it with cards such as Backyard Bounce will expose the plant it is defending, if there is one, making that plant vulnerable to damage. If Cactus is boosted, consider using Rocket Science or Locust Swarm, as its high health will make it last for a while. Cactus also needs to be boosted to be at its most efficient level, so using the above methods early are also good.




V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon Guardian
Heroes Wall-Knight · Spudow · Citron · Grass Knuckles
Fighters Potato Mine · Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Cactus · Jugger-Nut · Pismashio · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Hibernating Beary · Pea-Nut · Spineapple · Steel Magnolia · Guacodile · Mirror-Nut · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets · Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch
Event Garlic · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Red Stinger
Tokens Lil' Buddy · Hothead · Grizzly Pear
Tricks Gardening Gloves · Grave Buster · Doom-Shroom · Wall-Nut Bowling
Event Shamrocket
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall
PvZH Kabloom Icon Kabloom
Heroes Solar Flare · Spudow · Nightcap · Captain Combustible
Fighters Button Mushroom · Poison Mushroom · Shroom for Two · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Wild Berry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Punish-Shroom · Zapricot · Pair of Pears · Pineclone · Sergeant Strongberry · Sour Grapes · Bluesberry · Dandy Lion King · Poison Oak · Grapes of Wrath · Kernel Corn
Event Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Electric Blueberry
Tokens Puff-Shroom · Pear Pal · Hothead
Tricks Berry Blast · Berry Angry · Petal-Morphosis · Sizzle · Cherry Bomb
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Mush-Boom · Sunburn · Tater Toss · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon Mega-Grow
Heroes Green Shadow · Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Captain Combustible
Fighters Bonk Choy · Party Thyme · Pea Pod · Peashooter · Sweet Potato · Torchwood · Black-Eyed Pea · Cabbage-Pult · Doubled Mint · Fire Peashooter · Grow-Shroom · Muscle Sprout · Repeater · The Podfather · Bananasaurus Rex · Re-Peat Moss · Skyshooter · Potted Powerhouse · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Event Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Tokens Half-Banana
Tricks Fertilize · Flourish · Plant Food · Espresso Fiesta
Superpowers Blazing Bark · Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon Smarty
Heroes Green Shadow · Citron · Nightcap · Rose
Fighters Admiral Navy Bean · Shellery · Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Lightning Reed · Snow Pea · Cattail · Chilly Pepper · Rescue Radish · Vanilla · Bean Counter · Carrotillery · Navy Bean · Snapdragon · Winter Squash · Jumping Bean · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater · Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Event Spyris · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Jolly Holly
Token Magic Beanstalk
Tricks Iceberg Lettuce · Sow Magic Beans · Spring Bean
Superpowers Goatify · Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind
PvZH Solar Icon Solar
Heroes Solar Flare · Wall-Knight · Chompzilla · Rose
Fighters Bellflower · Morning Glory · Sunflower · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Sage Sage · Mixed Nuts · Twin Sunflower · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Chomper · Magnifying Grass · Metal Petal Sunflower · Power Flower · Briar Rose · Laser Bean · Smashing Pumpkin · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Event Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Toadstool
Tokens Sunnier-Shroom
Tricks Water Balloons · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Squash
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate