Plant Families is a feature in Plants vs. Zombies 2Plants are divided into families which are mostly there to indicate which plant is influenced by which Power Mint. A colored circle with the appropriate family icon can be seen in the upper-left corner of seed packets.


Each family is named after the Power Mint with which it is associated. There are currently 8 families in the game with more to be added in future updates. The following down below is a list of Power mints that have been officially released and yet to come.

Fila-mint [1]Edit


The Fila-mint family is mainly composed of electric plants:



The Reinforce-mint family is entirely composed of defensive plants:

Bombard-mint [4]Edit


The Bombard-mint family is entirely composed of explosive plants:

Arma-mint [6]Edit


The Arma-mint family is entirely composed of lobbed-shot and cannon plants:

Contain-mint [8]Edit


The Contain-mint family is composed of plants that slow zombies down, including Grave Buster and Magnet-shroom:

Pepper-mint [10]Edit


The Pepper-mint family plants is mainly composed of fire-based plants, including Ghost Pepper:

Spear-mint [12]Edit


The Spear-mint family is entirely composed of plants with spikes or piercing attacks:



The Enchant-mint family is entirely composed of plants that utilize magic in some capacity:

Conceal-mint [15]Edit


The Conceal-mint family is entirely composed of shadow plants:

Appease-mint [17]Edit


The Appease-mint family is mainly composed of pea-shooting plants, and some range shooting plants:

Enlighten-mint [19]Edit


The Enlighten-mint family is entirely composed of sun-producing plants:

Ail-mint [21]Edit

The Ail-mint family is entirely composed of plants that utilize harmful effects or spores to zombies:


Enforce-mint [23]Edit


The Enforce-mint family is mainly composed of melee plants:

  • Bonk Choy
  • Parsnip
  • Squash
  • Chomper
  • Tangle Kelp
  • Bowling Bulb
  • Guacodile
  • Phat Beet
  • Celery Stalker
  • Wasabi Whip
  • Kiwibeast

Winter-mint [25]Edit


The Winter-mint is entirely composed of chilling and freezing plants:

  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Winter Melon
  • Snow Pea
  • Cold Snapdragon
  • Missile Toe

No family[27]Edit

The following plants have no family, usually due to them being non-attacking or instant-use plants.

  • Power Lily
  • Imitater (takes on the family of imitated plant)
  • Marigold
  • Blover
  • Tile Turnip
  • Lily Pad
  • Gold Leaf
  • Thyme Warp
  • Gold Bloom
  • Perfume-shroom


Whenever you plant a Power mint on the board, it'll do some damage or affect the zombies, then boost the plants on the lawn that are members of the appropriate family. Boosting plants will increase their damage, toughness and/or sun-producing. With Buffz & Bruisez on, you can use Power mints to boost the family that is currently having a Strong buff. Avoid using Power mints when their families are ineffective, since not even a power mint will make the plant do any damage to the zombies at all.


  • There are some plants that should be in the following family, but are not:
    • Despite being a fire plant, Wasabi Whip is not in the Pepper-mint family.
    • Despite being an electrical plant, Magnet-Shroom is not in the Fila-mint family.
    • Despite being explosive plants, Coconut cannon an dandelion are not in the Bombard-mint family
  • Imitaters family depends on what family of the plant he imitated is.
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