- For other versions, see Cactus (disambiguation).
|Tribe||Cactus Flower Plant|
|"It's true. I'm prickly on the outside but spongy on the inside."|
- Class: Guardian
- Tribe: Cactus Flower Plant
- Trait: Bullseye
- Abilities: None
- Set - Rarity: Basic - Common
"It's true. I'm prickly on the outside but spongy on the inside."
- ▲ Tribe added: Flower.
Cactus's stat of 5 can be a big benefit, especially since it only costs 2. Because of this, it can be played early in-game, making it hard for many zombie cards 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 Bullseye will prevent the zombie hero from blocking the attack and gaining superpower tricks to get an advantage. Because of this trait, using cards that boost its strength such as Berry Angry and Fertilize will aid it well. If you are playing as Grass Knuckles, try to boost Cactus at a safe range at about 3, as it not only gets out of range of most instant kill tricks, but allows it to do decent damage on the zombie hero without affecting the Super-Block Meter. Cactus can also be used as a method to finish off zombies at 1, as its high health allows it to survive under most attacks.
Using zombie cards that can lower its strength, such as Pied Piper or Nibble, will be 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 Deadly 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.
- The Bullseye trait it has may be a reference to its role as a sniper in the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare series.
- Its description uses an excerpt from its description from Plants vs. Zombies.
- It is the only plant class from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare to not have a hero counterpart, as Peashooter, Sunflower, and Chomper have hero counterparts (Green Shadow, Solar Flare, and Chompzilla, respectively).
- Prior to an update, the red thorns on its body were not displayed when it was played.