Fire Cactus is the Rare fire variant of the Cactus in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. She can be obtained from sticker packs bought in the Sticker Shop. Its primary weapon is the Fire Needle. Along with the Fire PeaFire FlowerFire ChomperBBQ Corn, and Fire Rose, she is one of the six fire-based variants on the plants side.


Stickerbook description

The Fire Cactus trades in her ability to blend into the environment for a devastating fiery weapon. She can also roast over 150 marshmallows simultaneously.

In-game description

Fire Cactus ignites Zombies, dealing fire damage over time!

AI Health(GW2 only)

Easy: 75

Normal: 100

Hard: 125


Primary weapon

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Fire Needle is the primary weapon of the Fire Cactus; all facts below apply to a fully upgraded weapon. With the Legends of The Lawn DLC update, all DPS details are lower than the ones presented here.

  • The base close and middle range damage per hit is 22 and the critical is 30.
  • The max DPS at the mentioned ranges is 94.4.
  • The base long range damage per hit is 16 and the critical is 23.
  • The max DPS at long range is 73.5.
  • The weapon deals no splash damage.
  • The weapon has a fire effect: when enemies get hit, they will be set on fire, receiving 5 damage every second for 4 seconds.
  • The ammo in a clip is 14.
  • The reload time is 2.5 seconds.
  • The projectile speed is fast.
  • The weapon is a semi-precision weapon.
  • The bloom is medium.

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The Fire Cactus' primary weapon is the Fire Needle. It deals lower damage than the standard Spike Shot at around 15 to 20 impact damage and 21 to 28 critical damage but compensates for this by temporarily dealing 4 (5 when upgraded) fire damage per second.


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.

Weapon upgrades


Super Rapid Reload

Super-rapid reload enhances reload speed.

Plethora of Flaming Spikes

Ammo capacity increased with a plethora of flaming spikes.

Superheated Flaming Spikes

Damage increased with superheated flaming spikes.


The Fire Cactus has a shorter range than the other Cacti, but that does not prevent her from serving as a long-range sniper by shooting fire needles at incoming zombies. The Fire Cactus' fire effect and above-average fire rate makes her more suitable for select scenarios in mid-range combat than the rest of the Cactus family, but on the contrary, she performs worse at long range and close range than the Camo Cactus and the Bandit Cactus respectively. Try sneaking up on a zombie to get the jump on him when you attack. Make sure you're not seen or else you will likely be vanquished. Be wary of the fact that this Cactus comes with the unlikely disadvantage of sticking out in nighttime maps, this trait easily ruins the Fire Cactus' main advantage, her medium range, making sniping even more challenging due to the fact that zombies can see this Cactus from very far away.

This extreme disadvantage however has a somewhat unusual and almost crazy solution, this being her customization. The player can try by customizing the Fire Cactus with hats, organics and tattoos that cover up as much of the red-orange-yellow color and glow (while being preferably less visible), which can make sniping somewhat easier. Giving her any customization that is green can also help with camouflaging.

Balancing changes

Garden Warfare

Legends of the Lawn DLC

  • Rate of fire reduced

Garden Warfare 2

Trouble in Zombopolis: Part Two DLC

  • Magazine capacity was reduced from 12 to 10.
  • Falloff end distance was decreased from 30 to 25.



  • If the player changes her default organic, they will become normal Cactus' hands. This applies to all Cactus variants.
  • She has been nerfed a total of three times. This makes her the most nerfed plant in the whole game.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare plants
Spawnable Plants

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 plants
Kernel Corn
    Kernel Corn