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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Sap-fling.

Sap-Fling is an event plant card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Smarty Icon.pngSmarty class. He costs 6SunPvZH.png to play and has 5StrengthPvZH.png/3HeartPvZH.png. He does not have any traits, and his ability makes a Sappy Place on a selected lane when he is played. His closest zombie counterpart is Trapper Zombie.

He was added in update 1.16.10, along with Corn Dog, Clique Peas, Trapper Zombie, King of the Grill, Synchronized Swimmer, and the Galactic Gardens set.

He was available during the Super Sappy Week.



He is based on the plant in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name and appearance.

His description is a play on the word "stick." It could also allude to the word "fling" meaning "a short-lived relationship" as well.


  • Class: Smarty
  • Tribes: Pinecone Tree Plant
  • Traits: None
  • Ability: When played: Make a Sappy PlaceH.png Environment.
  • Set: Event

Card description

He dates a lot of different branches, but nothing ever sticks.

Update history

Update 1.16.10

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.18.13

  • Became craftable.



At first, Sap-Fling may seem like a rip-off due to his low stats for 6SunPvZH.png, but his ability to make an environment to take away 3StrengthPvZH.png from all zombies in it makes this plant worth it. Sap-Fling's ability can also override a zombie environment and shut down the abilities of Kite Flyer, Zom-Bats, Vimpire, Space Ninja, and Space Cowboy if they are unboosted and untouched. Sap-Fling can also nullify the PvZH Deadly Icon.pngDeadly, PvZH Strikethrough Icon.pngStrikethrough, and PvZH Frenzy Icon.pngFrenzy traits on zombies with 3StrengthPvZH.png or less.

Rose has a great use of Sap-Fling. Playing him while Cosmoss is on the field will give Cosmoss +1StrengthPvZH.png/+1HeartPvZH.png. Since Sappy Place lowers a zombie's strength, Rose can also use him with Whack-a-Zombie, Chomper, or Toadstool. Citron, likewise, can use Sap-Fling's ability in tandem with tough Team-Up plants like Wall-Nut so that his opponent cannot easily bypass his defenses. He can also protect Sap-Fling from damage with Root Wall or Peel Shield, or by playing the aforementioned Team-Up plants in front of him. Nightcap can use him on Pair Pearadise, resulting in 2 Sappy Places.

Sap-Fling is also quite effective at protecting plants that may be essential for your deck's synergy, such as Starch-Lord in the case of Citron or Beta-Carrotina, or Briar Rose in the case of Rose, as Sappy Place will significantly lower the strength of zombies so that it becomes harder for them to destroy the plant, provided they are on a ground lane.


When Sappy Place is made on a lane with a zombie, either move the zombie with Smoke Bomb or Bounce the zombie with Firefighter or Secret Agent. Giving the zombie +3StrengthPvZH.png will counteract the ability of Sappy Place. You can also override Sappy Place with another environment, preferably cheap ones like Black Hole.

To destroy Sap-Fling, play instant-kill tricks like Rocket Science and Locust Swarm. Because of his low health, anything that does 3 or more damage, like Zombot's Wrath, can destroy him as well.

You can also punish your opponent for playing Sap-Fling due to the fact that he makes Sappy Place when he is played with Neutron Imp. Be careful when playing against Rose, as she can disable his bonus attack with Wing-Nut.

Do not Bounce Sap-Fling unless you need to, as your opponent can play Sap-Fling again and make another Sappy Place.


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In other languages

Language Name Description
United States of America English Sap-Fling
China Simplified Chinese 树液投手 "Sap Thrower"
Traditional Chinese 投擲樹汁 "Throw Sap"


A visual glitch of Sap-Fling boosting his strength after damaging the zombie hero

  • Unlike his Plants vs. Zombies 2 counterpart, he does damage to zombies. The same applies to Garlic, Plantern, and Primal Sunflower.
  • Sometimes, he gets +1StrengthPvZH.png after damaging the zombie hero. This is most likely a glitch or developer oversight.

See also

V · T · E Plants in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
PvZH Guardian Icon.png Guardian
Heroes Citron · Grass Knuckles · Spudow · Wall-Knight · Beta-Carrotina
Common Small-Nut · Sting Bean · Wall-Nut · Pismashio · Spineapple
Premium Potato Mine · Cactus · Gardening Gloves · Sea-Shroom · Water Chestnut · Pea-Nut · Steel Magnolia
Galactic Photosynthesizer · Spikeweed Sector · Plantern
Colossal Grape Responsibility · Primal Potato Mine
Triassic Grizzly Pear
Premium Grave Buster · Hibernating Beary · Prickly Pear · Smackadamia · Tough Beets
Galactic Cosmic Nut · Starch-Lord
Colossal Blockbuster
Triassic Pumpkin Shell
Premium Jugger-Nut · Mirror-Nut · Guacodile · Doom-Shroom
Galactic Galacta-Cactus · Force Field · Gravitree
Colossal Three-Nut
Triassic Marine Bean · Primal Wall-Nut
Premium Poppin' Poppies · Soul Patch · Wall-Nut Bowling
Galactic Body-Gourd · Pecanolith
Colossal Tricarrotops
Triassic Loco Coco
Event Cards Forget-Me-Nuts · Garlic · Corn Dog · Hot Date · Health-Nut · Pear Cub · Shamrocket · Red Stinger
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Peel Shield · Power Pummel · Tater Toss · Uncrackable · Genetic Amplification · Bubble Up · Nut Signal · Root Wall · Ensign Uproot
PvZH Kabloom Icon.png Kabloom
Heroes Nightcap · Captain Combustible · Solar Flare · Spudow
Common Button Mushroom · Berry Blast · Buff-Shroom · Seedling · Zapricot
Premium Poison Mushroom · Berry Angry · Mushroom Ringleader · Poison Ivy · Pair of Pears · Bluesberry · Sizzle
Galactic Banana Bomb · Mushroom Grotto · Invasive Species
Colossal Puff-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hatchling · Hot Lava
Premium Shroom for Two · Wild Berry · Petal-Morphosis · Sour Grapes · Poison Oak
Galactic Cosmic Mushroom · Lava Guava
Colossal Cro-Magnolia
Triassic Shelf Mushroom
Premium Punish-Shroom · Sergeant Strongberry · Cherry Bomb · Grapes of Wrath
Galactic Astro-Shroom · Banana Launcher · Pair Pearadise
Colossal Fireweed · Imitater
Triassic Strawberrian
Premium Pineclone · Dandy Lion King · Kernel Corn
Galactic Reincarnation · Molekale
Colossal Gloom-Shroom
Triassic Veloci-Radish Hunter
Event Cards Blooming Heart · High-Voltage Currant · Sonic Bloom · Transfiguration · Atomic Bombegranate · Electric Blueberry
Token Cards Hothead
Superpowers Mush-Boom · Blazing Bark · Tater Toss · Sunburn · Meteor Strike · More Spore · Storm Front
PvZH Mega-Grow Icon.png Mega-Grow
Heroes Chompzilla · Grass Knuckles · Green Shadow · Captain Combustible
Common Peashooter · Torchwood · Cabbage-Pult · Fertilize · Flourish · Grow-Shroom · Repeater
Premium Bonk Choy · Pea Pod · Sweet Potato · Fire Peashooter · Skyshooter
Galactic Coffee Grounds · Sweet Pea · Vegetation Mutation
Colossal Umbrella Leaf
Triassic Half-Banana · Typical Beanstalk
Premium The Podfather · Plant Food · Re-Peat Moss · Whipvine · Super-Phat Beets
Galactic Banana Peel · Cosmic Pea
Colossal Bamboozle
Triassic Pea Patch
Premium Party Thyme · Black-Eyed Pea · Potted Powerhouse · Espresso Fiesta
Galactic Moonbean · Pod Fighter · The Red Plant-It
Colossal Split Pea · Grape Power
Triassic Savage Spinach
Premium Doubled Mint · Muscle Sprout · Bananasaurus Rex
Galactic Captain Cucumber · Onion Rings
Colossal Gatling Pea
Triassic Apotatosaurus
Event Cards Clique Peas · Lily of the Valley · Banana Split · Plucky Clover
Superpowers Devour · Power Pummel · Precision Blast · Blazing Bark · Embiggen · Holo-Flora · Time to Shine
PvZH Smarty Icon.png Smarty
Heroes Citron · Nightcap · Green Shadow · Rose · Beta-Carrotina
Common Snowdrop · Weenie Beanie · Snow Pea · Cattail · Smoosh-Shroom · Threepeater
Premium Iceberg Lettuce · Shellery · Rescue Radish · Spring Bean · Vanilla · Carrotillery
Galactic Mars Flytrap · Planet of the Grapes · Leaf Blower
Colossal Grave Mistake · Pear Pal
Triassic Primal Peashooter
Premium Admiral Navy Bean · Lightning Reed · Chilly Pepper · Navy Bean · Jumping Bean
Galactic Cosmic Bean · Melon-Pult
Colossal Tricorn
Triassic Lily Pad
Premium Sow Magic Beans · Bean Counter · Snapdragon · Winter Squash
Galactic Laser Cattail · Bog of Enlightenment · Cool Bean
Colossal Jelly Bean
Triassic Rotobaga · Shrinking Violet
Premium Brainana · Winter Melon · The Great Zucchini
Galactic Shooting Starfruit · Dark Matter Dragonfruit
Colossal Lima-Pleurodon
Triassic Bird of Paradise
Event Cards Spyris · Go-Nuts · Mayflower · Sportacus · Snake Grass · Witch Hazel · Jolly Holly · Sap-Fling
Token Cards Magic Beanstalk · Sappy Place
Superpowers Peel Shield · Mush-Boom · Precision Blast · Goatify · Genetic Amplification · Big Chill · Transmogrify · Whirlwind · Lieutenant Carrotron · Lightspeed Seed
PvZH Solar Icon.png Solar
Heroes Chompzilla · Rose · Solar Flare · Wall-Knight
Common Bellflower · Sunflower · Mixed Nuts · Squash · Smashing Pumpkin
Premium Morning Glory · Fume-Shroom · Pepper M.D. · Water Balloons · Venus Flytrap · Bloomerang · Metal Petal Sunflower
Galactic Cosmoss · Apple-Saucer · Venus Flytraplanet
Colossal Kernel-Pult
Triassic Lil' Buddy · Sunnier-Shroom
Premium Sage Sage · Magnifying Grass · Whack-a-Zombie · Lawnmower · Power Flower
Galactic Cosmic Flower · Heartichoke
Colossal Elderberry
Triassic Eyespore
Premium Twin Sunflower · 2nd-Best Taco of All Time · Chomper · Laser Bean
Galactic Solar Winds · Wing-Nut · Tactical Cuke
Colossal Primal Sunflower · Sunflower Seed
Triassic Sun Strike
Premium Briar Rose · Three-Headed Chomper · Cornucopia
Galactic Astrocado · Astro Vera
Colossal Cob Cannon
Triassic Aloesaurus
Event Cards Haunted Pumpking · Sun-Shroom · Jack O' Lantern · Ketchup Mechanic · Toadstool
Token Cards Astrocado Pit
Superpowers Devour · Goatify · Sunburn · Uncrackable · Geyser · Scorched Earth · Weed Whack
Superpowers Flick-a-Zombie · Inspire · Rejuvenate