- For other uses, see plants.
Plants are living organisms that belong to the Plantae kingdom. They obtain most of their energy from sunlight in a process called photosynthesis. However, not all plants absorb energy via photosynthesis. They are the protagonists of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time and the player's main defense against the undead assailants.
A total of 33 plants return from the first game, eight of which are now premium plants that must first be bought from the in-game store with real money or gems before they can be used. Additionally, 30 new plants were added, 7 of which are premium plants, bringing the grand total up to 63. However, there are 13 plants exclusive to China, so including them brings the total to 76. In the months following the game's release, PopCap Games intends to add more worlds to the game via updates, and these worlds will bring with them more plants. The following list is therefore open to expansion.
Additionally, a few of the plants not returning from the first game instead appear in cameo roles.
List of plants
- Light - 1 NDS
- Normal - 0.25, 1 NDS
- Moderate - 1.5 to 3 NDS
- Heavy - 0.75, 4 NDS
- Huge - 27.5 to 50 NDS
- Massive - 60 to 90 NDS
- Typical - four bites
- Elevated - 40 bites
- High - 80 bites
- Very High - 160 bites
|Plant||Image||Description||Unlocked||Plant Food upgrade||Sun cost||Recharge|
|Sunflower||Sunflowers are essential for you to produce extra sun. Try planting as many as you can!||After beating Player's House - Day 1||Produces 150 sun.||50||Fast|
|Peashooter||Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies.||Available at the beginning of the game||Turns it into a fast-shooting Gatling Pea shooting 60 peas for three seconds.||100||Fast|
|Wall-nut||Wall-nuts have hard shells which you can use to protect other plants.||After beating Player's House - Day 2||Gives it a hard armor shell for an additional 160 bites of health.||50||Sluggish|
|Potato Mine||Potato Mines explode on contact, but they take time to arm itself. Plant them ahead of zombies.||After beating Player's House - Day 3||Instantly arms itself (if unarmed) and sets two armed potato mines on random places.||25||Sluggish|
|Bloomerang||Bloomerangs can hit up to three targets in their lane, twice!||After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 3||Shoots ten boomerangs up, down, left and right.||175||Fast|
|Cabbage-pult||Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy.||After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 2||Launches several cabbages at once, dealing 10 damage every zombie onscreen.||100||Fast|
|Iceberg Lettuce||Iceberg Lettuces freeze a zombie when stepped on.||After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 5||Freezes every zombie on screen similar to the Ice-shroom from Plants vs. Zombies.||0||Sluggish|
|Grave Buster||Grave Busters consume graves they're planted on.||After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 9||N/A||0||Mediocre|
|Twin Sunflower||Twin Sunflowers give twice as much sun as a normal sunflower.||After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 24||Produces 250 sun.||125||Mediocre|
|Bonk Choy||Bonk Choys rapidly punch nearby enemies that are ahead or behind them.||After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 13||Punches zombies around it in a three-by-three area around it, dealing a maximum of 75 damage.||150||Fast|
|Repeater||Repeaters fire two peas at a time.||After beating Ancient Egypt - Day 19||Shoots 90 peas, then shoots a larger pea that does 30 normal damage shots, for a total of 120 damage.||200||Fast|
|Kernel-pult||Kernel-pults flings corn kernels and paralising butter at zombies.||After beating Pirate Seas - Day 1||Fires butter at every zombie on the lawn.||100||Fast|
|Snapdragon||Snapdragons breathe fire that causes damage in 6 adjacent tiles.||After beating Pirate Seas - Day 3||Snapdragon floats and get wings then it breaths sets fire in three-by-three area in front of it, dealing 90 damage.||150||Fast|
|Spikeweed||Spikeweeds destroy rolling objects and hurt any zombies that step on them.||After beating Pirate Seas - Day 6||Creates temporary spikes going throughout the whole lane, and brings all zombies in that lane directly on top of it, damaging them in the process.||100||Fast|
|Coconut Cannon||Coconut Cannons fire down a single lane, causing a medium explosion on impact.||After beating Pirate Seas - Day 11||Fires one big Coconut that pushes all zombies to the rightmost of the screen and then explodes, dealing 60 damage. The Coconut immediately explodes if it hits a tombstone.||400||Fast|
|Cherry Bomb||Cherry Bombs blow up all zombies in a area. They have a short fuse so plant them near zombies.||After beating Pirate Seas - Day 24||N/A||150||Slow|
|Spring Bean||Spring Beans bounce back zombies that get too close. Will bounce them into water if nearby.||After beating Pirate Seas - Day 9||Bounces all zombies to nearby water or backwards.||50||Sluggish|
|Spikerock||Spikerocks destroy multiple rolling zombies and damage zombies that walk over it.||After beating Pirate Seas - Day 18||Creates secondary spikes in the row and draws all zombies in the row on to it.||250||Fast|
|Threepeater||Threepeaters shoot peas in three lanes.||After beating Pirate Seas - Day 14||Shoots a widespread volley of peas in front of it.||300||Fast|
|Split Pea||Split Peas shoot peas forward and backwards.||After beating Wild West - Day 1||Turns to Gatling Pea. forward like Peashooter and backwards like Repeater but without helmets.||125||Fast|
|Chili Bean||Chili Beans deliver a crippling bout of gastrointestinal distress.||After beating Wild West - Day 4||Launches 3 extra beans in random places.||50||Sluggish|
|Lightning Reed||Lightning Reeds shoot lightning at nearest zombie up to one lane away. The bolt will then arc and hit other zombies.||After beating Wild West - Day 9||Makes a storm cloud that strikes lightning at the zombies.||125||Fast|
|Tall-nut||Tall-nuts are heavy-duty wall plants that block low flying zombies.||After beating Wild West - Day 18||Gives it a hard armor for an extra 320 bites of health, like the Wall-nut.||125||Sluggish|
|Pea Pod||Pea Pods can be planted in the same space for up to 5 times the destruction.||After beating Wild West - Day 6||Turns into a giant Peashooter that shoots five giant peas, which each deal 20 damage, for a total of 100 damage.||125||Fast|
|Melon-pult||Melon-pults do heavy damage to groups of zombies.||After beating Wild West - Day 12||Launches melons out from the top that does twice the damage of normal melons.||325||Fast|
|Winter Melon||Winter Melons do heavy damage and slow groups of zombies.||After beating Wild West - Day 24||Same as Melon-pult with added slowing effect.||500||Fast|
|Laser Bean||Laser Beans fire down a lane, hitting all zombies ahead of it.||After beating Far Future - Day 1||Shoots a laser from its mouth that fire down everything in front of it.||200||Fast|
|Blover||Blovers blow away all zombies in the air.||After beating Far Future - Day 3||N/A||50||Fast|
|Citron||Citrons shoot powerful balls of plasma.||After beating Far Future - Day 6||Lighting strikes Citron and it shoots a giant plasma ball that sends every zombie away and instantly kills machines and Gargantuars.||350||Fast|
|E.M.Peach||E.M.Peaches explode and disable all machines in an area.||After beating Far Future - Day 9||N/A||25||Sluggish|
|Infi-nut||Infi-nuts are weaker than Wall-nuts, but they can regain health over time.||After beating Far Future - Day 13||Restores health and creates a force field.||75||Mediocre|
|Magnifying Grass||Magnifying Grass turns sun into a bolt of colorful damage.||After beating Far Future - Day 17||Shoots powerful rainbow at the zombies in any lanes. This effect lasts longer if there are any Sun-producing plants nearby.||50||Fast|
|Tile Turnip||Tile Turnips create a Power Tile on planting.||After beating Far Future - Day 24||N/A||0, then 250, then doubles||Mediocre|
|Sun-shroom||Sun-shrooms give small sun at first, then normal suns, and finally large suns.||After beating Dark Ages - Night 1||Grows to maximum size and produces 225 sun.||25||Fast|
|Puff-shroom||Puff-shrooms are short-range shooters that last for a limited time.||After beating Dark Ages - Night 2||All Puff-shrooms shoot 30 spores rapidly and will have their timers reset.||0||Fast|
|Fume-shroom||Fume-shrooms shoot fumes that damage all zombies in an area.||After beating Dark Ages - Night 4||Shoots fumes throughout the row that push all zombies in front of it back to the first column.||125||Fast|
|Sun Bean||Sun Beans infect zombies with sun. As a zombie takes damage they generate sun.||After beating Dark Ages - Night 6||The zombie that eats it is defeated and releases 15 sun for each Normal Damage Shot (equivalent to one pea) it had left.||50||Sluggish|
|Magnet-shroom||Magnet-shrooms remove helmets and other metal objects from zombies.||After beating Dark Ages - Night 15||Attracts all metallic objects within range and throws them back at the zombies, causing damage.||100 sun||Mediocre|
|Big Wave Beach|
|Lily Pad||Lily Pads let you plant non-aquatic plants on top of them.||After beating Big Wave Beach - Day 1||Create more four Lily Pads around it.||25||Fast|
|Tangle Kelp||Tangle Kelps pull zombies underwater||After beating Big Wave Beach - Day 6||Pull four random zombies underwater.||25||Sluggish|
|Bowling Bulb||Bowling Bulbs roll shots that can bounce into multiple zombies.||After beating Big Wave Beach - Day 11||Charge and throw three charged explosive bulbs at the same time.||200||Fast|
|Guacodile||Fires avocado seeds at zombies that deal one normal damage shot each and when attacked will rush forward and deal damage to the zombies in its row.||After beating Big Wave Beach - Day 19||Pushes nearby zombies and release two rushing Guacodiles.||125||Fast|
|Banana Launcher||Shoots explosive bananas at zombies.||After beating Big Wave Beach - Day 27||Shoots five bananas at certain targets.||500||Sluggish (should be Fast)|
|Hot Potato||Defrosts frozen plants.||After beating Frostbite Caves - Day 1||N/A||0||Mediocre|
|Pepper-pult||Defrosts frozen plants while lobbing flaming peppers.||After beating Frostbite Caves - Day 6||Throws flaming peppers on all zombies.||200||Sluggish|
|Chard Guard||Pushes zombies back 3 times.||After beating Frostbite Caves - Day 11||Regains all of its leaves and pushes back zombies above, below, on its space and in the 2x3 area in front.||75||Mediocre|
|Marigold||Marigolds give you rewards in Zen Garden.||Only in Zen Garden||0|
Chinese plants (Chinese version only)
|Plant||Image||Description||Unlocked||Plant Food upgrade||Sun cost||
|White Radish||White Radish has a bit lower health than a Wall-nut, but it cannot be pulled by QiGong Zombie and cannot be sucked by a wormhole. Also, it blocks plants that are behind it, so the plants behind it cannot be pulled or sucked too.||5 stars in Kung-Fu World||Multiplies by one radish, which is placed above it.||50||
Sluggish (In-game: Fast)
|Fire Gourd||Fire Gourd breathes fires that deals moderate damage, but its attack is short-ranged. Fire Gourd sleeps after being tapped on.||10 Fire Gourd Puzzle Pieces; for Kung-Fu World||Breathes fire at all squares in front of it.||200||Fast|
|Heavenly Peach||Heavenly Peach heals other plants that surrounds it.||10 Heavenly Peach Puzzle Pieces; for Kung-Fu World||Makes all plants surrounding it temporarily invulnerable.||125||Fast (In-game: Mediocre)|
|Bamboo Shoot||Bamboo Shoot is within four tiles in front of it, it will hide in the ground and start attacking by spinning back and forth.||After beating Kung-Fu World - Day 3||Hits the last zombies in each lane and any zombies very close to it. If they have low enough health, they will be flung off the screen.||175||Fast|
Chinese Dark Ages
|Plant||Image||Description||Unlocked||Plant Food upgrade||Sun cost||
|Oak Archer||Oak Archer shoots a wooden arrow to zombie, need a long time to recharge the next arrow.||10 Oak Archer Puzzle Pieces||Shoot a arrow rain to all zombies on screen.||275||
Fast (In-game: Sluggish)
|Flame Mushroom||Flame Mushroom grows like Sun-shroom and shoots stronger projectiles.||10 Flame Mushroom Puzzle Pieces||Grow to full size then then burns a random column for ten seconds. Any zombie that steps on the fire will start burning.||225||Sluggish (In-game: Mediocre)|
|Freeze Mushroom||Freeze Mushroom grows like Sun-shroom and shoots stronger projectiles, when grows to full size, the project will spread to other zombies.||10 Freeze Mushroom Puzzle Pieces||Grow to full size, creates two ice sinkholes for 4 seconds. Any zombie that steps on the ice will slip into the hole and sink in it.||175||Sluggish (In-game: Mediocre)|
|Plantern||Plantern lights up Fog and reveals invisible Rogue Zombie.||10 Plantern Pieces/ After beating Chinese Dark Ages - Night 7||Shines a 5x5 area for a while.||25||Fast (In-game: Slow)|
|Coffee Bean||Coffee Bean wakes plants in 3x3 area.||10 Coffee Bean Puzzle Pieces/ After beating Chinese Dark Ages - Night 12||N/A||75||Slow (In-game: Mediocre)|
Monthly Special (Chinese version only)
|Plant||Image||Description||Unlocked||Plant Food upgrade||Sun cost||
|Carrot Missile Truck||Carrot Missile Truck shoots four carrot missiles at zombies, it needs to sleep after firing like Coconut Cannon and Fire Gourd.||10 Carrot Missile Truck Puzzle Pieces/ Log in 2 days in October 2014||Shoots a big carrot to the ground which explodes when destroyed. It hits a zombie directly, the zombie explodes.||450||Fast (In-game: Mediocre)|
|Dandelion||Dandelion throws bombs with splash damage at zombies.||10 Dandelion Puzzle Pieces/ Log in 15 days in November 2014 or 2 days in December 2014||Throws red bombs that home into zombies and does heavy damage.||200||Sluggish (In-game: Mediocre)|
|Vigorous Broccoli||Vigorous Broccoli picks up zombies and throws them on the ground, which it can do twice before having to recharge. It also works as a defensive plant.||10 Vigorous Broccoli Puzzle Pieces/ Log in 15 days in December 2014 or 2 days in January 2015||Pulls a nearby zombie to it, tussles them, and then flings them off the screen. Other zombies caught in the effect are damaged as well.||150||Sluggish|
|Pomegranate Machine Gun||Pomegranate Machine Gun shoot pomegranate in a fan shape in front of it, meaning the nearer the zombie the higher damage.||10 Pomegranate Machine Gun Puzzle Pieces||Shoot a lot of big pomegranate to zombies and deals high damage to zombies in front of it.||325||Sluggish|
|Plant||Image||Description||Purchase cost||Plant Food upgrade||Sun cost||Recharge|
|Snow Pea||Snow Peas fire frozen peas making it hard for zombies to advance.||USD: $3.99||Slows down all the zombies in front of it by creating an ice path, then fires 60 frozen peas rapidly.||150||Fast|
|Power Lily||Power Lilies create one Plant Food out of thin air.||USD: $2.99||N/A||175||Very Slow|
|Squash||Squashes will smash the first zombie that gets close.||USD: $2.99||Squashes two random zombies from where it was planted.||50||Sluggish|
|Torchwood||Torchwoods turn peas that pass through them into fireballs that deal twice as much damage.||USD: $3.99||The fire peas become napalm peas and do three times the damage.||175||Fast|
|Jalapeno||Jalapenos destroy an entire lane of zombies.||USD: $2.99||N/A||125||Slow|
|Imitater||Imitaters let you use two of the same plant during a level!||USD: $2.99||Same as the imitated plant.|
|Starfruit||Starfruits shoot stars in 5 directions.||USD: $3.99||Shoots big stars rapidly in five directions.||150||Fast|
|Hypno-shroom||When zombies eat Hypno-shrooms, they will turn around and fight for you.||USD: $3.99||The zombie that eats it turns into a hypnotized Gargantuar. The Gargantuar it becomes depends on the time period it is used in.||125||Sluggish|
|Pea-nut||Pea-nuts can shoot peas and block zombies.||USD: $2.99||Fires 60 peas and gives it a hard helmet for an extra strength 80 bites of health.||150||Mediocre|
|Chomper||Chompers can swallow a zombie whole, but they are vulnerable while chewing.||USD: $3.99||Sucks in the three closest zombies to the Chomper relative to the front of it. After the zombies are defeated, it burps pushing any additional zombies to the left of the screen.||150||Fast|
|Homing Thistle||Homing Thistles fire seeking shots at targets that are closest to home.||109 gems||Shoots many glowing blue projectiles that target zombies on the screen.||250||Mediocre|
|Hurrikale||Hurrikales push back all zombies in their lane with a chilling wind.||129 gems||N/A||100||Mediocre|
|Plant||Image||Description||Purchase cost||Plant Food upgrade||Sun cost||Recharge||Release date||Removal date||Update|
|Ghost Pepper||Ghost Peppers haunt zombies that pass by and explode after a limited time.||109 gems||Haunts all the zombies in an five-by-three area, dealing huge damage, and resetting the timer.||75||Mediocre||October 14, 2014||November 4, 2014||2.9|
|Sweet Potato||Sweet Potatoes attract zombies from other lanes when they are close by.||109 gems||Fully heals itself and attracts zombies in a greater area.||300||Sluggish||November 11, 2014||December 18, 2014||3.0|
|Sap-fling||Sap-flings create zombie-slowing puddles of sap.||USD: $3.99||Throws several saps randomly on lawn.||150||Fast||December 3, 2014||Available||3.1|
- Gatling Pea - Using Plant Food on a Peashooter or Repeater temporarily upgrades it into a plant that resembles the Gatling Pea.
- Flower Pot - The plants in the Zen Garden are in Flower Pots.
- Pumpkin - Pumpkin was on the Halloween Piñata Parties "Click to Play" Promo.
- Cactus - Cactus can be seen on a Wild West chunk.
- Plants (except Wall-nut, Tall-nut, Infi-nut, Pea-nut, Ghost Pepper, Sweet Potato, and Puff-shroom) now take four bites before being eaten.
- Most plants start with the letter "S" than any other letter.
- Four of these plants are introduced in Pirate Seas.
- Twin Sunflower, Winter Melon, and Spikerock are no longer upgrade plants. Instead, they can now be planted like normal plants.
- The player can only use premium plants for free in the following levels:
- Power Lily is the only plant that has a very slow recharge.
- Pea-nut, Power Lily, Ghost Pepper, Homing Thistle, Sweet Potato, Sap-fling, and Hurrikale are the only premium plants which do not appear in Plants vs. Zombies.
- Mushrooms no longer sleep in day.
- In the Chinese version, there is no such thing as Premium Plants. Instead, they are all free, except for the Cherry Bomb.
- Snow Pea and Torchwood debut in Ancient Egypt;
- Power Lily debuts in Pirate Seas;
- Squash, Jalapeno and Imitater debut in Wild West;
- Starfruit debuts in Far Future;
- Pea-nut and Hypno-shroom debut in Dark Ages.
- E.M.Peach is the only plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time that has the letter E as its first letter.
- Tile Turnip is the most expensive plant out of all of them.
- As of the 2.9.1 update, all Day and Pool plants in Plants vs. Zombies have returned.
- Ghost Pepper, Homing Thistle, Sweet Potato, and Hurrikale are the only premium plants not to be bought by real money. They cost gems instead.
- They are also the only premium plants that are not shared with other profiles so far.