For other uses, see Plantern (disambiguation).

Plantern is a galactic uncommon plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the PvZH Guardian IconGuardian class. It costs 3SunPvZH to play, and has 3StrengthPvZH/3HeartPvZH. It does not have any traits, and its ability gives it +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait when it is in any environment. Its closest zombie counterpart is Iron Boarder.


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

Its description references its original ability in Plants vs. Zombies.


  • Class: Guardian
  • Tribes: Tree Root Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: While in an Environment: This gets +1StrengthPvZH/+1HeartPvZH and PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye.
  • Set - Rarity: Galactic - Uncommon

Card description

Past job experience includes: Shooing away creepy fog.



This can potentially be one of the most potent PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye plants in the entire game. It has good stats, especially when combined with its ability, and stacks with the abilities of plant environments it is played on. For example, Spikeweed Sector can add 2 damage on top of the damage it normally does, or clear a path to attack your opponent, which makes good use of its PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait. Pair Pearadise can make another Plantern on that same lane, allowing for more damage overall. When you consider all of the environments in the game, there are many options for boosting Plantern, making it more potent.

Since it is a root plant, it does synergize with Starch-Lord to get more strength and health, making it more of a force to be reckoned with.

If your opponent plays a strong zombie against it, you can play a Team-Up plant, PvZH Frozen IconFreeze the zombie, or make it do a bonus attack to prevent Plantern from being destroyed. If they play a weak zombie to sponge Plantern's attack, you can remove the zombie with tricks like Whack-a-Zombie or Berry Blast, or give it the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait via Sun Strike so that it can hit your opponent no matter what.


This plant can be very dangerous if it is in an environment, with it being able to put a big dent on you as early as turn 3. On top of that, it has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, meaning your Super-Block Meter will not fill at all when it attacks you. Overriding your opponent's environments may remove the extra benefits given by them, but it won't help against Plantern's boost as its ability activates even in zombie environments.

Therefore, the best way is to either destroy Plantern so that it can't cause any further trouble, Bounce it with Pogo Bouncer or Excavator Zombie, or move it out of the environment so that it becomes less threatening. You can use powerful zombies to destroy it, but tricks are still the best way to deal with it. The best example of such a trick is Rocket Science. Another option is to use cards like Terrify, Sumo Wrestler, and Rodeo Gargantuar to move it away from environments, getting rid of its stat boosts, although you will have to watch out for Grave Buster and Blockbuster. If you decide to move Plantern, move it onto a heights lane, as environments can't be played there, shutting down any boosting opportunities unless your opponent also has moving cards.



  • During the development for the Galactic Gardens update, its original ability was to destroy all zombie environments when it was played.
    • This would have made it the plant counterpart of Celestial Custodian, whose ability originally destroyed all plant environments when he was played.
  • It is currently the only plant to be in the tree and root tribes.
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