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Not to be confused with Fertilize.

Fertilizer is an item used to fertilize plants in the Zen Garden, making a plant grow bigger by one stage. It can be bought at Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies and is available when the player unlocks the Zen Garden at the end of Level 5-4 in Adventure Mode. It costs $750 and is purchased in sets of five. The player can have only up to 20 at a time. The player's young Zen Garden plants will ask for them three times after three to six waterings so that they can be mature. A single plant needs three fertilizations until it is fully grown.

While watering plants (when needed) gives the player silver coins, using fertilizer on their plants (when asked) will give them one or two gold coins (three gold coins in the Mushroom Garden or Aquatic Garden) or two diamonds (one for Marigolds). The player will know when their plant needs fertilizer when it has a small callout with a picture of it. After fertilizing, the plant will not do anything for about half an hour until they need to be watered again.


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  • On its bag in the iPad version, the player may notice that it says "Mama" in small letters under the picture of the Sunflower
  • The player can get one for free after watching an advertisement on the iOS and Android versions.

See also

V · T · E Zen Garden
Areas Main (Plants vs. Zombies · Plants vs. Zombies 2) · Mushroom Garden · Aquarium Garden · Tree of Wisdom
Items Watering Can · Golden Watering Can · Fertilizer · Bug Spray · Phonograph · Chocolate · Gardening Glove · Wheel Barrow · Sprout · Mystery Sprout · Tree Food · Plant Food boost
Animals Stinky the Snail · Bernie the Bee
Gallery Plants vs. Zombies · Plants vs. Zombies 2
V · T · E
Plants vs. Zombies Money (Coin silver dollar.png; Coin gold dollar.png; Diamond2.png) · Sun (SunFA.png) · Chocolate (Chocolate.png) · Fertilizer (Fertilizer.png) · Bug Spray (Bug spray.png) · Tree Food (TreeFood.png)
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures Coin (Coins-icon.png) · Zombuck (Zombucks.png) · Gem (Gems-icon.png) · Sun (Uncle-Sunnybags-Achievement.png)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 Money (Pvz2silvercoin.png; Pvz2goldcoin.png) · Sun (Sun PvZ2.png) · Gem (Diamond1.png) · Sprout (Sprout2.png) · Gauntlet (HD Gauntlet.png) · Mint (Mint PvZ2.png) · Fuel (Penny Fuel.png)
Garden Warfare Coin (PvZ GW Silver Coin.png) · Skip Challenge Star
Garden Warfare 2 Coin (PvZ GW Silver Coin.png) · Star · Rainbow Star · XP
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Gem (Diamond1.png) · Coin (PvZH Hero Coin Icon.png) · Spark (PvZH Spark Icon.png) · Tickets (Tickets.png)
Battle for Neighborville Coin · Rainbow Star · Prize Bulbs (Prize Bulb.png) · Tacos · Marshmallow · Sheriff badges · XP