- 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 are 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
|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!||Available at the beginning||Produces 150 sun.||50||Fast|
|Peashooter||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-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 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||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||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||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||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||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||Kills all the zombies on pathways.||Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 7-1||N/A||125||Sluggish|
|Sod||Fills in pathways, allowing plants to be placed.||Beating Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum - Level 8-1||N/A||25||Fast|
|Bloomerang||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 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 Busters consume graves they're planted on.||Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 3-1||N/A||0||Mediocre|
|Iceberg Lettuce||Iceberg Lettuces freeze a zombie when stepped on.||Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 4-1||Freezes every zombie on screen.||0||Sluggish|
|Cabbage-pult||Cabbage-pults hurl cabbages at the enemy.||Beating Ancient Egypt - Level 5-1||Launches several cabbages at once, hitting every zombie onscreen.||100||Fast|
|Snapdragon||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||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 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-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 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||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||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||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||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||Threepeaters shoot peas in three lanes.||Beating Pirate Seas - Level 14-1||Shoots a widespread volley of peas in front of it.||300||Fast|
|Laser Bean||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||Blovers blow away all zombies in the air.||Beating Far Future - Day 3-1||N/A||50||Fast|
|Citron||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||E.M.Peaches explode and disable all machines in an area.||Beating Far Future - Day 5-1||N/A||25||Sluggish|
|Tile Turnip||Tile Turnips create a Power Tile on planting.||Beating Far Future - Day 6-1||N/A||0, then 250, then doubles||Mediocre|
|Ganoderma||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||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||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-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 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 Algae release oxygen in cross shape around it.||Beating East Sea Dragon Palace - Level 1-1||Unknown.||50||Fast|
|Garlic||Garlic diverts zombies into other lanes.||Beating East Sea Dragon Palace - Level 2-1||Unknown.||75||Fast|
|Bubble Flower||Bubble Flowers shoot giant bubbles to cover and damage zombies.||Beating East Sea Dragon Palace - Level 3-1||Unknown.||125||Fast|
|Electric Anemone||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 its damage is done.||200||Fast|
|Litchi||unknown||Collecting 60 Puzzle Pieces||unknown||100||slow|
|Plant||Image||Description||Upgraded by||Plant Food upgrade||Sun cost total||Recharge|
|Twin Sunflower||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||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|
|Plant||Image||Description||Plant Food upgrade||Sun cost total||Recharge|
|Winter Melon||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|
- 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.