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'Plants Vs. Zombies' Tips and Easter Eggs

The Best Advice from the Tree of Wisdom

In Plants vs. Zombies, the Steam edition, there is a tree of wisdom that gives you hints and easter eggs if you feed it fertilizer. However, the truth is that most of the advice is obvious. Worse, the tree won't give you any advice from 50 feet to 99 feet. The tree basically just says; “Feed me more and maybe I’ll give you more advice later."

So in order to save you some time, I put this together. The best advice is at the top, so it’s super easy to find. The rest of the advice gets worse as you scroll you down, so just keep scrolling as long as it’s still useful.

The Best Advice from the Tree

***Hey I’m 100 feet tall! Celebrate with me by typing "daisies" to get the zombies to leave tiny daisies behind when they die.***

I hear that typing "mustache" brings about a terrifying transformation in the undead!

If you type "trickedout," don’t be surprised if you see something wacky happen to your lawnmowers.

It’s tempting to feed all your chocolate to Stinky the snail. He’s such a chocolate hog. But remember: Zen Garden plants like chocolate too!

Make money fast! By playing Survival: Endless!

Do multiple snow-peas in a row slow zombies down more than just one? The sad but truthful answer is "Nay."

Roof cleaners. Classic items. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Best things about them? They give you a shot at beating Pogo Party.

If you’re wondering if feeding a hypno-shroom to a dancer zombie compels him to summon back up dancers for you, bet it all on "Yes."

Are you hoping to find water plants for your Zen Garden? I bet my phloem you’ll have the most luck searching in pool levels.

The number of coins you receive in Wall-nut Bowling is proportional to how cool you are a measured by how many ricochets per nut you can pull off.

I had a dream. In it, cattail spikes popped balloons and dropped zombies to the ground. I don’t know what it means.

If you rely on upgrade plants in Survival: Endless, be acutely aware that they get more expensive the more you have on your lawn.

Dancers in I, Zombie may seem expensive, but in the right situation they’re worth every penny.

Even More Advice from the Tree

What’s cheaper than free? Nothing! That’s why puff-shrooms are essential on all night levels.

Torchwood fire is hotter than rage, but Zomboni's, screen doors, ladders and catapults can take that heat.

You’d think torchwoods would douse snow peas. And you’d be correct, because you, my friend, are one smart cookie.

I’ve heard that bucket head zombies take five times as many hits as regular ones.

Growing aquatic plants in your Zen Garden is pretty much impossible without the Aquarium Garden. Just saying.

Mushroom Garden! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Except growing mushrooms, that is.

When I was just an acorn my grandma told me, "Son, Vasebreaker puzzles are much easier if you break the vases on the right side first."

If you think playing Survival: Endless mode only drops pool-style plants for your Zen Garden, think again! It drops everything-style.

Stinky the snail sure loves his chocolate. Maybe he loves it a little too much, you know? He won’t sit still for an hour after he’s had some.

Digger Zombies violate the natural order with their subterranean ways. It’s only fair to use magnet-shrooms to steal their mining picks.

You know that zombies emerge from gravestones, right? So what’s stopping you from using grave busters to get rid of them in Survival:  Night? Is it pride?

Every day brings new challenges and opportunities. Oh, and new marigolds in Crazy Dave’s shop.

The explosive force of a cherry bomb or a jalapeño is more than capable of dislodging a ladder from a wall-nut.

Just when you thought jalapeños couldn’t be any more useful, a Tree of Wisdom lets you know that they also destroy the Zomboni’s ice trails! BAM!

Tired? Depressed? Ladders on tall-nuts getting you down? A quick magnet-shroom will whisk your cares away!

Once you buy the imitator, try clicking the little drawing in the upper left corner of your Almanac to access the entry on that sucker.

The Imps in I, Zombie seem weak. But they’re speedy and great for fetching that last brain when you’ve cleared the rest of the opposition.

Here are some of the more obvious ones...

If you’re looking for the inside info on how long a level’s going to be, count the flags on the level meter. That’ll set you up real nice.

Please do no tap on the glass! Or actually, go ahead; right-click on your Aquarium Garden or during Zombiquarium to deafen your underwater creatures.

The tallness of tall nuts earns widespread acclaim due to their effectiveness vs. Dolphin Riders and Pogo Zombies.

After you get the tree to grow to 50 feet, it runs out of advice to say, you then have to grow it all the way to 100 feet to get the last hint and the achievement.

After you get it to grow to 100 feet, it goes back to being a broken record and only says; "Thank you for feeding me! I’m out of new wisdom for now, but I might have more if you grow me tall enough!"

Thank you for reading my article, I hope this helps! 

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