Sappy Place is a token plant environment card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, and a member of the Smarty class. It can be made by Sap-Fling. It costs 4 to play (only when it is Bounced by Excavator Zombie or Conjured by Primal Wall-Nut), and its ability gives all zombie played in it -3. This ability persists until Sappy Place is removed from the field.
It is based on sap, a fluid transported in the xylem cells or phloem sieve tube elements of a plant, which transport water and nutrients throughout the plant.
Its name is a portmanteau of "sap," referring to its appearance, and "happy place," a place which a person associates with happiness.
The mosquitoes stuck inside the sap is a reference to amber, which is made by resin, a substance that some plants produce that acts as a bandage protecting the plant from invading insects and pathogens.
Its description references the real meaning of the word "sappy," a word to describe something that is excessively sentimental or mawkish. It is also a pun on "happy ending."
- Class: Smarty
- Tribe: Environment
- Ability: Zombies here get -3.
- Set: Token
Zombies just hate a sappy ending.
- ▼ Sun cost change: 2 → 4
For general strategies, see Sap-Fling.
Although this is a late game option (since you have to play Sap-Fling who costs 6 sun to play this), it is easily capable of bringing a zombie's strength down to a point where it may spare you or your plants.
Rose has access to cards that synergize well with it like Whack-a-Zombie, Chomper, and Toadstool, while Green Shadow can move zombies onto this lane via Sweet Potato, Sweet Pea, or Whipvine to finish them off more easily. As any hero, you can combine it with Shrinking Violet to destroy a zombie that has up to 5 strength.
Avoid playing a zombie here unless it has 0 base strength such as Cat Lady or Barrel of Deadbeards. If you have to play any other zombie here, try to boost its strength via stat or strength-boosting tricks. You can also override it with another environment to nullify its ability.
Synchronized Swimmer may be the best counter to this environment, as when she activates her ability on the zombie here, her new stats will not be affected by Sappy Place's ability, and when the environment is overriden, she will get +3. So if you have access to Synchronized Swimmer and a way to override Sappy Place, it may be better to play something very powerful there instead.