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This article is about content available solely in the People's Republic of China.
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 Online and the player's main defense against the undead assailants.

There is a total of 36 plants, with 24 returning from Plants vs. Zombies 2 and 12 new plants so far. Two plants are upgrades of normal plants, and one plant can only be obtained by VIPs.

In the months following the game's release, PopCap 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

Regular plants

Plant Image Description Unlocked Plant Food upgrade Sun cost Recharge
Player's House
Sunflower Sunflower2 Sunflowers are essential for you to produce extra sun. Try planting as many as you can! Available at the beginning Produces 150 sun. 50 Fast
Peashooter Peashooter2 Peashooters are your first line of defense. They shoot peas at attacking zombies. Available at the beginning Turns it into a fast-shooting Gatling Pea shooting 60 peas for three seconds. 100 (50 in Tutorial) Fast
Wall-nut Wall-nut2 Wall-nuts have hard shells which you can use to protect other plants. Available at the beginning Gives it a hard armor shell for extra strength. 50 Sluggish
Potato Mine Potato Mine2 Potato Mines explode on contact, but they take time to arm itself. Plant them ahead of zombies. Available at the beginning Instant arms itself and sets 2 armed potato mines on random places. 25 Sluggish
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum
Bruce Bamboo Bruce BambooO Hits enemies in a 3x3 radius around itself. Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 2-1 Rapidly hits zombies in front of it and behind it with its nunchuck. 150 Fast
Carrot Missile Carrot MissileO Fires carrot missiles at enemies. Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 3-1 Shoots four rockets which do heavy or huge damage to the zombies they hit. 125 Fast
Pomegranate-pult PurtO Lobs pomegranates that do huge damage to armor. Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 4-1 Launches pomegranates the five zombies closest to your house. 200 Fast
Dandelion DandelionO Creates small explosions in a 3x3 area. Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 5-1 Creates a big explosion that does heavy damage in a 6x6 area. 200 Fast
Venus Flytrap Venus FlytrapO Catches zombies and caught zombies cannot move. Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 6-1 Catches zombies in its area and eats them. 50 Sluggish
Winter Melon Winter MelonO Kills all the zombies on pathways. Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 7-1 N/A 125 Sluggish
Sod SodO Fills in pathways, allowing plants to be placed. Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 8-1 N/A 25 Fast
Ancient Egypt
Bloomerang BloomerangO Bloomerangs can hit up to three targets in their lane, twice! Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 1-1 Shoots ten boomerangs up, down, left and right. 175 Fast
Bonk Choy Bonk ChoyO Bonk Choys rapidly punch zombies in front and behind them. Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 2-1 Rapidly punches zombies in a 3x3 area around itself. 150 Fast
Grave Buster Grave Buster2 Grave Busters consume graves they're planted on. Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 3-1 N/A 0 Mediocre
Iceberg Lettuce Iceberg LettuceO Iceberg Lettuces freeze a zombie when stepped on. Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 4-1 Freezes every zombie on screen. 0 Sluggish
Cabbage-pult Cabbage-pultO Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy. Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 5-1 Launches several cabbages at once, hitting every zombie onscreen. 100 Fast
Pirate Seas
Snapdragon Snapdragon2 Snapdragons breathe fire that causes damage in 6 adjacent tiles. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 1-1 Snapdragon floats and get wings then it breaths sets fire in 3x3 area in front of it dealing massive damage. 150 Fast
Spikeweed Spikeweed2 Spikeweeds destroy rolling objects and hurt any zombies that step on them. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 3-1 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
Spring Bean Spring Bean2 Spring Beans bounce back zombies that get too close. Will bounce them into water if nearby. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 4-1 Bounces all zombies to nearby water or backwards. 50 Fast
Kernel-pult Kernel-pult2 Kernel-pults flings corn kernels and butter at zombies. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 6-1 Fires butter at every zombie on the lawn. 100 Fast
Coconut Cannon Coconut Cannon2 Coconut Cannons fire down a single lane, causing a medium explosion on impact. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 8-1 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
Narcissus NarcissusO Spits bubbles that can also extinguish fires. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 9-1 Creates a giant bubble around it, which pops, damaging all zombies in a 3x3 area around it. 100 Fast
Durian DurianO Blocks zombies and attacks ones that are eating it with its spikes. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 10-1 It explodes and does damage to all zombies in a 3x3 area around it. 135 Mediocre
Spikerock Spikerock2 Spikerocks destroy multiple rolling zombies and damage zombies that walk over it. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 11-1 Creates secondary spikes in the row and draws all zombies in the row on to it. 250 Fast
Pineapple Cannon Pineapple CannonO Attacks in a manner similar to Carrot Missile. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 13-1 It launches five pineapples at random zombies on the screen. 200 Fast
Threepeater Threepeater2 Threepeaters shoot peas in three lanes. Beating Pirate Seas - Level 14-1 Shoots a widespread volley of peas in front of it. 300 Fast
Far Future
Laser Bean Laser Bean2 Laser Beans fire down a lane, hitting all zombies ahead of it. Beating Far Future - Day 1-1 Shoots a laser from its mouth that damages everything in front of it. 200 Fast
Blover Blover2 Blovers blow away all zombies in the air. Beating Far Future - Day 3-1 N/A 50 Fast
Citron Citron2 Citrons shoot powerful balls of plasma. Beating Far Future - Day 4-1 Shoots a giant plasma ball that kills every zombie it hits and instantly kills the first machine or Gargantuar it hits; doing so stops the plasma ball. 350 Fast
E.M.Peach PeachO E.M.Peaches explode and disable all machines in an area. Beating Far Future - Day 5-1 N/A 25 Sluggish
Tile Turnip TileturnipO Tile Turnips create a Power Tile on planting. Beating Far Future - Day 6-1 N/A 0, then 250, then doubles Mediocre
Ganoderma GanodermaO Shoots spores at zombies and blocks goop that comes from the Astro-Goop Zombie. Beating Far Future - Day 9-1 Creates a circle of light around itself that heals plants in a 3x3 area. 100 Fast
Banana Tree Banana TreeO Throws its two leaves as boomerangs in a shortened 5 tile range. When it gets to half health, it becomes wilted and throws only one leaf. Beating Far Future - Day 10-1 It throws both of its leaves and deals damage in 3x4 area in front of it. If it is wilted, it throws its one leaf in the same range. 100 Fast
Nitration Mushroom Nitration Mushroom2 Summons smaller versions of itself that hop on forward and hit the zombies. Beating Far Future - Day 11-1 It summons 5 smaller versions of itself on the row it's on. 100 Fast
Infi-nut Infi-nut2 Infi-nuts are weaker than Wall-nuts, but they can regain health over time. Beating Far Future - Day 13-1 Restores health and creates a force field that covers all five lanes. 75 Mediocre
Magnifying Grass Magnifying Grass2 Magnifying Grass turns sun into a bolt of colorful damage. Beating Far Future - Day 14-1 Shoots a powerful rainbow beam at the zombies in any lane; lasts longer with sun-producing plants. 50 Fast
East Sea Dragon Palace
Oxygen Algae Oxygen AlgaeO Oxygen Algae release oxygen in cross shape around it. Beating East Sea Dragon Palace - Level 1-1 Unknown. 50 Fast
Garlic GarlicO Garlic diverts zombies into other lanes. Beating East Sea Dragon Palace - Level 2-1 Unknown. 75 Fast
Bubble Flower Bubble FlowerO Bubble Flowers shoot giant bubbles to cover and damage zombies. Beating East Sea Dragon Palace - Level 3-1 Unknown. 125 Fast
Electric Anemone Electric AnemoneO Electric Anemone shoot balls of electricity at zombies. Beating East Sea Dragon Palace - Level 4-1 Shoots a giant electric ball that goes through multiple lanes and disappears when all of it's damage is done. 200 Fast
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Upgrade plants

Plant Image Description Upgraded by Plant Food upgrade Sun cost total Recharge
Twin Sunflower Twin Sunflower2 Twin Sunflowers give twice as much sun as a normal sunflower. Planting a Sunflower on another one Produces 250 sun. 100 (50 + 50) Fast
Repeater Repeater2 Repeaters fire two peas at one time. Planting a Peashooter on another one Shoots 90 peas, then shoots a larger pea that does 30 normal damage shots. 200 (100 + 100) Fast

VIPs only

Plant Image Description Plant Food upgrade Sun cost total Recharge
Winter Melon Winter Melon2 Winter Melons do heavy damage and slow groups of zombies. Launches frozen melons out from the top that does thrice the damage of normal frozen melons and chills affected zombies. 500 Fast

Cameo appearances

  • Gatling Pea - Using Plant Food on a Peashooter or Repeater temporarily upgrades it into a Gatling Pea.
  • Magic Vine - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode. It used to be an actual plant in the game that could be received upon the completion of Ancient Egypt Day 7-1.
  • Snow Pea - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Cherry Bomb - It can be used as a Power Up in the Endless Zones.
  • Squash - It can be used in Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Days 6-2, 6-3, and 6-4 to take out surviving zombies.
  • Split Pea - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Chili Bean - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Lightning Reed - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Tall-nut - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Jalapeno - It can be used as a Power Up in the Endless Zones.
  • Pea Pod - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Melon-pult - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Imitater - Appears in the game, wearing a pajama shirt.
  • Starfruit - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Chomper - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Cattail - Can be unlocked in Adventure Mode.
  • Aspearagus - Appears on the website page but is found nowhere in the game.


  • Unlike in Plants vs. Zombies, the upgrade plants can be upgraded by planting a plant on another of the same plant.
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