Intensive Carrot is the sixth and last plant obtained in Neon Mixtape Tour in Plants vs. Zombies 2. It was first revealed in the Neon Mixtape Tour Side B development diary released on September 15, 2015.

Intensive Carrot is an instant-use plant. When selected, grayscaled sprites of plants that were defeated will appear on the tiles they died, assuming that the tiles are still unoccupied. When Intensive Carrot is planted on a grayscaled sprite, the fallen plant will be revived with half of its maximum health remaining.


Sound Description
The sound of Intensive Carrot reviving a plant.



Intensive Carrot is based on the carrot Daucus carota sativus, a root vegetable, usually orange in color, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. Its name is a portmanteau of "intensive care," referring to treatment of patients which can extend to mean the revival of plants and "carrot," which is the real-life plant this plant is based on.

One of its costumes is a head mirror, a device commonly associated with doctors, referencing his reviving ability.

Almanac entry

Note: The stats shown below only apply to Level 1.

Intensive Carrot


Special: 0.5
FAMILY: Enchant-mint

Intensive Carrot brings eaten plants back to life.

Usage: single use, instant

"How do I revive defeated plants?" asks Intensive Carrot. "In a word: Vitamins. Vitamins and sorcery."


Enchant-mint effect

When boosted by Enchant-mint, revived plants restored by Intensive Carrot will have additional 125% health.

Level upgrades

Level Seed Packets Coins Upgrades
Sun Cost Recharge
Starting Recharge Special
(Restore Life)
1 0 0 100 20 seconds 15 seconds 50% HP
2 10 1,000 100 19 seconds 15 seconds 50% HP
3 75 5,000 100 18 seconds 14 seconds 75% HP
4 200 10,000 75 17 seconds 14 seconds 75% HP
5 400 20,000 75 15 seconds 13 seconds 75% HP
6 750 30,000 50 14 seconds 13 seconds 75% HP
7 1,000 40,000 50 13 seconds 12 seconds 100% HP
8 1,250 50,000 50 12 seconds 12 seconds 100% HP
9 1,500 60,000 25 11 seconds 11 seconds 100% HP
10 2,000 75,000 25 10 seconds 10 seconds 125% HP

Level upgrades (China only)

Level Upgrades Description
LevelIcon2New.png Intensive Carrot Upgrade 1.png
Faith Carrot
Intensive Carrot revives plants to full health.
Combat Training
Intensive Carrot gains 50% more attack power and health (150% of initial).
LevelIcon3New.png Intensive Carrot Upgrade 2.png
Resurrection of Light
Intensive Carrot temporarily makes revived plants invincible.
Cell Activation
Intensive Carrot gains another 50% more attack power and health (200% of initial).

Note: Intensive Carrot cannot be upgraded to level 4.


Intensive Carrot is a powerful plant, but its power to revive plants must be used properly to utilize its full potential. Intensive Carrot should be used only on plants that are worth reviving, most of which are represented in the list below.

This makes it a good idea to quickly recover plants that were destroyed by Explorer Zombie, Gargantuar Prime or Turquoise Skull Zombie's lasers, MC Zom-B, All-Star Zombie or Super-Fan Imp as long as these zombies are defeated beforehand.

However, it should be noted that Intensive Carrot always revives plants at half health (unless it's upgraded), and when it comes to plants such as Sun-shroom, Pea Pod, Potato Mine, Strawburst, Primal Potato Mine, Escape Root, Kiwibeast, and Ultomato, they will always be revived to their initial stage, regardless of which stage they were in when they died, so using Intensive Carrot on them is generally a bad idea (unless Sun-shroom, Potato Mine, Primal Potato Mine, Strawburst, Primal Potato Mine, Escape Root, and Kiwibeast were boosted).

Intensive Carrot can be combined with Imitater to both revive two plants at once, and cut down on its recharge time. This is especially helpful in worlds where your front line could be destroyed easily, such as Neon Mixtape Tour and Modern Day.

Remember that a plant cannot be revived if another plant was pushed or pulled by Mecha-Football Zombie, Fisherman Zombie, Punk Zombie or Ankylosaurus to tile where it was defeated. Jurassic Rockpuncher's ability will also prevent you from reviving a plant so you should be careful when they're around.


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  • Its appearance could possibly be based on a drill, as it drills into the ground.
  • It's currently the only Enchant-mint plant that is free.
  • If a revived plant is boosted through a gem purchase or the Zen Garden, then it will activate its boost again. The revived plant will still have its health reduced as the degeneration happens after the boost, unless the plant in question is a defensive plant, in which case it will retain its armor.
  • It cannot revive Grave Buster.
  • When it is used on a fallen Chard Guard, the Chard Guard will grow back all of its leaves, although the health penalty still applies.
  • If it is used on an eaten duplicated Spore-shroom, the plant will give back sun when dug up, relative to Spore-shroom's level.
  • It is possible to revive a Guacodile if it was either crushed by Surfer Zombie's surfboard while on land, frozen blocks, Imp Porter's backpacks, or Arcade Zombie's arcade machines, despite it rushing immediately after being crushed.
  • It used to be possible to revive Power Lily if it was defeated by a Hair Metal Gargantuar's shock wave prior to older updates.
  • The sound playing while it revives a plant seems to have a remix of some sort in a part of the rap jam.
  • Grayscaled textures of defeated plants show no costumes.
    • The only exceptions to this are limited-edition ones, like Lawn of Doom Peashooter, Sunflower and Wall-nut.
  • Intensive Carrot doesn't affect Lily Pad, even if the tile isn't covered with water.
  • It is the second plant which can turn into another plant, with the first one being Imitater and the third being Escape Root.
    • Coincidentally they are all roots.
  • In Modern Day - Day 25, it is the only plant given, since it is used to revive the pre-placed plants in order to defeat the zombies. The player must strategize the order of plants they would like to revive and must be careful of pushing threats such as Punk Zombie.

Specific to the Chinese version (China only)

  • Prior to the 2.2.3 update, it could revive instant-use plants and single plants. For example, if a Power Lily was used and vanishes, Intensive Carrot could revive the Power Lily to do the same effect again, and a revived Cherry Bomb could explode again.
  • Certain level 4 plants when revived will create various glitches:
    • Sunflower, Twin Sunflower, Primal Sunflower, Repeater, Laser Bean, Homing Thistle, Bowling Bulb, Sap-fling, Fire Peashooter, Chili Bean, Torchwood, Hypno-shroom: Plant Food animations play only. For Torchwood and Hypno-shroom, their animations remain even though they are not yet fed with Plant Food.
    • Imitater: Remain idle on screen. This is also the only way to see him idle beside Almanac and/or testing game files.
    • Oak Archer, Fume-shroom, Primal Peashooter, Lotuspot: Deal heavy damage.
    • Sun-shroom, Pyro-shroom, Cryo-shroom, Pea Pod: Return back to when they are first planted on lawn
    • Citron, Coconut Cannon, Caulipower, Pumpkin Witch, Banana Laucher, Missile Toe: Uncharged given they were either fully charged or were recharging.
    • Heavenly Peach: Grants immunity shield to itself.
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Player's House Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Cabbage-pult
Ancient Egypt Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Threepeater · Spikerock · Cherry Bomb
Wild West Split Pea · Chili Bean · Pea Pod · Lightning Reed · Melon-pult · Tall-nut · Winter Melon
Frostbite Caves Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rotobaga
Lost City Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Endurian · Stallia · Gold Leaf
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip
Dark Ages Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Magnet-shroom
Neon Mixtape Tour Phat Beet · Celery Stalker · Thyme Warp · Garlic · Spore-shroom · Intensive Carrot
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine
Big Wave Beach Lily Pad · Tangle Kelp · Bowling Bulb · Guacodile · Banana Launcher
Modern Day Moonflower · Nightshade · Shadow-shroom · Dusk Lobber · Grimrose
Money Snow Pea · Power Lily · Imitater · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Toadstool · Strawburst · Cactus · Electric Blueberry · Jack O' Lantern · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Escape Root · Gold Bloom · Wasabi Whip · Kiwibeast · Apple Mortar · Witch Hazel · Parsnip · Missile Toe · Caulipower · Electric Peashooter · Holly Barrier
Gems Squash · Jalapeno · Hypno-shroom · Pea-nut · Homing Thistle · Ghost Pepper · Sap-fling · Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Lava Guava · Shrinking Violet · Electric Currant
Mints Fila-mint · Pepper-mint · Winter-mint · Reinforce-mint · Bombard-mint · Ail-mint · Enchant-mint · Contain-mint · Enforce-mint · Arma-mint · Conceal-mint · Spear-mint · Appease-mint
Seed packets Torchwood · Starfruit · Dandelion · Blooming Heart · Bombegranate · Explode-O-Nut · Aloe · Hot Date · Solar Tomato · Enlighten-mint · Shadow Peashooter · Goo Peashooter · Sling Pea · Snap Pea · Zoybean Pod · Electrici-tea · Dazey Chain · Blastberry Vine · Pokra · Imp Pear · Pyre Vine · Pumpkin · Ice Bloom · Dartichoke · Ultomato · Gumnut · Shine Vine · Tumbleweed · Olive Pit · Puffball · Explode-o-Vine · Murkadamia Nut · Turkey-pult · Headbutter Lettuce · Boingsetta · Stickybomb Rice · Hocus Crocus · Gloom Vine · Draftodil
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