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The official name of this plant is Lantern Cherry. However, a literal translation can be found in its infobox. The official name is to be used on all pages that refer to this plant.
Not to be confused with Grass Lantern from Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.

Groundcherry (灯笼草; pinyin: dēnglóng cǎo) is the sixth plant obtained in the Sky City in Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. It is the flying equivalent of Plantern, but unlike Plantern, its light will become weaker over time, then disappear. It can't be eaten nor destroyed. However, this plant does not affect the fog in Dark Ages. It is an environment modifier.


It is based on a groundcherry, more specifically Physalis alkekengi, commonly known as Chinese lantern or strawberry groundcherry.

Almanac entry


    In English:

    Groundcherry makes invisible zombies in visible state.

    Special: It shines for some time and can't be attacked.

    Plant feature: red plant, flying plant

    Groundcherry, Torchwood, and Snapdragon became inseparable friends, and called themselves "The three flame musketeers". But the Tiki Lounge is scared of serving them, because its owner does not want to see burnt tables again.


Plant Food effect

When fed with Plant Food, Groundcherry shows all invisible zombies on screen.


It makes all sun-producing plants on screen activate their Plant Food ability.


It can make all zombies hidden by the Arbiter-X's force field visible and targetable by plants and cannot be destroyed. However, the Arbiter-X does not hide itself and there are no Area-of-effect aerial plants so there is usually no slots for this plant and the player is better off destroying Arbiter-Xs with raw power.

It can also be used in Dark Ages. It makes Rogue Zombie visible, when he drinks his potion. However, don't try to use it for lighting the fog, as this feature wasn't added to this plant.

The only thing that redeems this plant is it does activate other sun-producing plants' abilities using its costumed Plant Food ability, but there will be a scarce amount of Plant Food in Sky City levels, and the player may need a Power Lily, which decreases the number of usable slots.




  • For some reason, on its Puzzle Pieces, it appears to be yellow, instead of red like it appears everywhere else.
  • Its Almanac entry references Torchwood and Snapdragon.
    • Its Almanac entry is similar to Torchwood's too, as they both mention the Tiki Lounge.
  • The Chinese name of "Groundcherry," that is "灯笼草," should be a pun. As "灯笼" means "lantern" and "草" means "Grass." Also, "灯笼草" is another name for Plantern in Chinese.
  • It is one of the three plants that have an ability to make other plants use their Plant Food effect, the others being Tile Turnip and Puff-shroom.
    • It is the only Chinese plant with this trait.
  • When planting it in the Last Stand, it will stay without disappearing.
    • This will only work when the player waits as the time of Ground Cherry's shining passes.
  • Its original Chinese name is exactly the same as Grass Lantern's, another Chinese exclusive plant.

See also

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Plants (Tower defense)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Chinese version)
Ancient Egypt Peashooter · Sunflower · Wall-nut · Cabbage-pult · Bloomerang · Iceberg Lettuce · Grave Buster · Bonk Choy · Repeater · Twin Sunflower · Snow Pea · Torchwood
Pirate Seas Kernel-pult · Snapdragon · Power Lily · Spikeweed · Spring Bean · Coconut Cannon · Spikerock · Lightning Reed · Tall-nut
Wild West Threepeater · Squash · Split Pea · Chili Bean · Jalapeno · Pea Pod · Melon-pult · Winter Melon · Imitater
Kongfu World Radish · Fire Gourd · Heavenly Peach · Bamboo-shoot
Far Future Laser Bean · Blover · Citron · E.M.Peach · Infi-nut · Magnifying Grass · Tile Turnip · Starfruit
Dark Ages Hypno-shroom · Sun-shroom · Puff-shroom · Fume-shroom · Sun Bean · Pea-nut · Magnet-shroom · Oak Archer · Coffee Bean · Plantern
Big Wave Beach Acidic Citrus · Lotuspot · Lily Pad · Bowling Bulb · Banana Launcher · Guacodile · Tangle Kelp · Homing Thistle
Frostbite Caves Hurrikale · Fire Peashooter · Hot Potato · Pepper-pult · Chard Guard · Stunion · Rafflesia · Tornacorn
Sky City Rotobaga · Cycloque · Aspiragus · Saucer Squash · Board Beans · Lantern Cherry · Ampthurium · Spinnapple
Lost City Lava Guava · Red Stinger · A.K.E.E. · Stallia · Gold Leaf · Toadstool · Jackfruit
Neon Mixtape Tour MC Glory · Phat Beet · Thyme Warp · Celery Stalker · Spore-shroom · Garlic · Intensive Carrot · Cactus
Jurassic Marsh Primal Peashooter · Primal Wall-nut · Perfume-shroom · Primal Sunflower · Primal Potato Mine · Primal Rafflesia · Dinonip · Thorns · Mastercane
Modern Day Shadow-shroom · Caulipower · Moonflower · Grimrose · Nightshade · Dusk Lobber · Blooming Heart
Steam Ages Gold Bloom · Flat-shroom · Passionflower · Lotus Root · Fanilla · Lily of Alchemy · Berry Blaster
Renaissance Age Zorrose · Hot Date · Aloe · Kinnikannon · Wax Guard · Oil Olive · Ruby Red
Premium & Event
Monthly Carrotillery · Dandelion · Aggro Brocco · Pomegunate · Chomper · Sweet Potato · Sap-fling · Ghost Pepper · Bambrook · Magic-shroom · Electric Blueberry · Endurian · Pumpkin Witch · Snowy Cotton · Guerrequila · Monkeyfruit · Plumping Plummy · Dragonfruit · Narcissus · Zapdragon · Goo Peashooter · Bud-minton
Event Lord Bamboo · R.A.D Missiles · Sunflower Singer · Angel Starfruit · Grapeshot · Cold Snapdragon · Cob Cannon · Shrinking Violet · Match Flower · Firebloom Queen · Apple Mortar · Missile Toe · Kiwibeast · Auberninja · Banana Dancer · Frostbloom Queen · Strawburst · Egrett Flower · Dartichoke
Promo Cherry Bomb · Cryo-shroom · Pyro-shroom · Gatling Pea · Cattail · Witch Hazel · Escape Root · Electric Currant · Sumo Melon · Wasabi Whip · Parsnip · Electric Peashooter · Trump Tulip · Sling Pea · Curling Corms
Others Chest-nut · Explode-O-Nut · Icy Currant · Dual Pistol Pinecone · Shadow Peashooter · Snap Pea · Alarm Arrowhead · Holly Barrier · Narcissus
Others Potato Mine · Tactical Cuke
Removed plants Rotten Red
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