Citrus Cactus is a variant of the Cactus in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. This variant was added along with the Tactical Taco Party DLC Pack and is unlocked upon opening the free Citrus Cactus Character Pack. 

Stickerbook description

Slinging orange wedges with a 3-round burst, this prickly fellow vanquishes her foes with precision shooting and Vitamin C.

Primary weapon

Orange Burst is Citrus Cactus's primary weapon; all facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon.

  • The base close range damage per hit is 14 and the critical is 15.
  • The max DPS at close range is 54.9.
  • The base middle range damage per hit is 10 and the critical is 14.
  • The max DPS at middle range is 48.0.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 10 and the critical is 13.
  • The max DPS at long range is 44.6.
  • The weapon deals 5-10 splash damage depending on range from target.
  • The ammo in a clip is 24.
  • The reload time is 2.2 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is fast.
  • The weapon is a 3 burst weapon.
  • The bloom is low.


Potato Mine

Potato Mine is a passive attack piece that deals 175 damage to any zombies that step on it.

Pizzazzling Potato Mine (GW2 only)

The Pizzazzling Potato Mine is an alternate ability that's basically a reskin of the Potato Mine. It has no differences except that it's golden, surrounded by gems, and releases glitter and makes a different sound when detonated.

Garlic Drone

Garlic Drone is a flight-capable drone with five health. Its primary weapon is the Needle Shot, and it's abilities are to descend, ascend, and the Corn Strike.

Tallnut Battlement

Tallnut Battlement is a wall of two Tall-nuts and two Wall-nuts held together by vines with a decent amount of health. It can be used to stall zombies or provide cover.

Potato Nugget Mine

An alternate ability of Potato Mine, Potato Nugget Mine is smaller and does less damage. However, it is easier to camouflage and the player can place more of them at once compared to Potato Mine.

Artichoke Drone

An alternate ability of Garlic Drone, Artichoke Drone has 20 health instead of the Garlic Drone's five. Its primary weapon is the Artichoke Hearts, and it's abilities are to descend, ascend, and the Baby Corn.

Iron Maiden

An alternate ability of Tallnut Battlement, Iron Maiden is an armored Wall-nut that is hard to destroy. It is much stronger than the Tallnut Battlement; its only downside is its smaller size.

Red Artichoke

Another alternate ability of the Garlic Drone, it is a faster version of the Artichoke Drone with only five health. It shares its primary weapon and all but one ability with the Artichoke Drone, and it's version of the Baby Corn is slightly different.

Dark Garlic Drone

Dark Garlic Drone is yet another alternate ability of the Garlic Drone with five health and a very different weapon. Its primary weapon is the Dark Garlic, which fires slower, deals more damage, and has splash. Its abilities are to descend, ascend, and an altered version of the Corn Strike.


Consider Citrus Cactus to be a Sun Pharaoh with much longer range. Her weapon fires three consecutive shots in a burst, which can deal a lot of damage if they all hit critically. Combine this with the abilities of the Cactus class, and you have a ranged powerhouse who can lock down points on the map as she pleases, along with the firepower to stay there.

Weapon upgrades


Description about the Citrus Cactus's weapon upgrades

Enhanced Juicer

A streamlined juicing process resulting in quicker and more delicious reloads.

Perfect Wedger

Geometrically perfect wedges mean more orange in every clip!

Citrus Zester

Increased Zest levels for more damage. Zombies hate zest, who knew?!



Citrus Cactus

Citrus Cactus


  • She is the third Cactus that does not shoot needles, the first one being Future Cactus, and the second being Petrified Cactus.
  • Once the player unlocks her, they will get all the upgrades without having to get them. The same happens with Berry Shooter, Plasma Pea, Chester Chomper, and Dr. Chester.
  • She and Berry Shooter are the only plants in the game that shoot fruit rather than peas or needles. Berry Shooter shoots clusters of berries while this plant shoots orange wedges.
  • She is one of the four characters to be sponsored by a product, with the others being Berry Shooter, Chester Chomper, and Dr. Chester.
    • In this case, she is sponsored by Aquafina FlavorSplash flavored drinks.
  • In her old description, it said that the Citrus Cactus was male.
    • In an unknown update, the description was changed to refer to the Citrus Cactus being a female, most likely to have this remain consistent with the main class' gender, respectively.
  • She, Citron, and three of his variants are the only plants based on oranges.
  • She was the only Cactus variant to have a 3-burst weapon.
  • Along with Berry Shooter, Chester Chomper and Dr. Chester, she did not return in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 because she was a promotional character.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare plants
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