Plant Food is an item in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time and Plants vs. Zombies Online that gives plants more powerful effects and is obtained by killing glowing green zombies, Power Tiles in Kung-Fu World, from Tombstones in Dark Ages, spending 1000 coins to get one, or receiving one from a Power Lily, which must be purchased with real-life money. The player will find this as the level advances, they are dropped from zombies and zombies that steal Plant Food are glowing green and eventually shimmering green rays. The player can carry three at a time or later upgrade to four at a time or when the player pays an in-app purchase, it can upgraded to five at a time. It is represented by the lights on a bar at the bottom of the screen. Note, however, that the effect is temporary for most plants, and plants will then resume to their normal forms (this does not own the effect to Wall-nut, Tall-nut, Torchwood, Sun Bean and Hypno-shroom, which change appearance, or anything which duplicates, such as Potato Mine, Chili Bean, or their imitated forms).
Temporarily fills the row with spikes poking up from the ground and pulls all the zombies in the lane onto the Spikeweed. This lasts for 4.5 seconds. The secondary spikes can destroy rolling items and hurt zombies being pulled towards the Spikeweed. When in effect, the minecart which contains the Spikeweed cannot be moved.
Fires one big Coconut that pushes and deals 60 damage to all zombies in a row at the end of the lawn or until it encounters a tombstone or until it touches Dr. Zomboss, stunning him. It also affect the zombies in an 3x3 area when it explodes.
Temporarily fills the row with other spikes poking up from the ground and pulls zombies onto the Spikerock. This lasts for 4.5 seconds. Like Spikeweed, the secondary spikes can destroy rolling objects and damage zombies being pulled towards the Spikerock. When in effect, the minecart contains the Spikerock cannot be moved.
Fires a huge laser beam throughout the row, dealing 90 normal damage shots to each zombie in the row. In the Piñata Parties leading up to the release of Far Future, the Laser Bean's Plant Food effect was dealt 30 normal damage shots.
Shoots a giant plasma ball and flings all the zombies out of the lawn. If it hits a robotic zombie, such as a Robo-Cone Zombie, or any type of Gargantuar, the plasma ball will stop, but the robotic zombie or Gargantuar will be killed instantly.
Creates a shield to protect from incoming attacks for the whole column. The shield lasts until it is eaten. The shield can deflect Imps that are flying from a high area. Also, Jetpack Zombies and Disco Jetpack Zombies cannot fly over and will eat it instead. The shield has 120 health.
Shoots a rainbow beam with large range that damages the zombies ahead of it one by one. The more Sunflowers and/or Twin Sunflowers there are on the lawn, the longer the effect will last. If there are none, the effect will only last 3.5 seconds.
Unleashes exactly 30 spores for 3 seconds. All Puff-shrooms on screen are also activated, which is a bit similar to Power Tiles. Also, it resets the duration of all the Puff-shrooms on the field, making them last longer.
Unleashes fumes that deal 75 normal damage shots and push all zombies on the lane back from their starting position, similar to how the Spikeweed and Spikerock utilize their Plant Food ability on the first column.