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These Cute Plant Names Will Spark Your "Baby's" New Title

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100 Cute Plant Names for Your Houseplantsmike garten

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No matter your home style, decorating with greenery can reinvent any space. It's no secret that houseplants can improve our health and overall well-being, but it turns out that naming each plants can actually help grow your personal connection.

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No matter the size of your indoor plant collection, any proud plant parent

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In some ways, raising houseplants is a lot like caring for a child — only — they need food, sunlight and contrast attention to grow. Fortunately, you can use our list of cool, funny and cute plant names to spark your "baby's" new title. We've gathered unique ideas for your leafiest and greenest plants and succulents, from the spider palm and snake plant to the peace lily and rubber tree.

Some of the creative names shared cater to certain plant species — such as Sunny for an aloe vera plant, Bug Eater for a Venus fly trap and Button for a tiny succulent. Others are perfect for any of your indoor or outdoor beauties, including tall plants, summer flowers or perennial blossoms. Are you looking for a cute girl or boy plant name? Consider Sweetie, Dumpling, Penny or Sage for your potted shrubs. You may appreciate the names for groups, including Gossip Girls, Avengers and Sour Patch Plants, while wittier ideas range from Dr. Plant to The Duke or Duchess of Plant. And we can't forget about pop culture references, like Queen Charlotte from Bridgerton or The Half-Blood Prince from Harry Potter.

So before bestowing your plants their official names, let this list spark your creativity. You may want to use our flower meanings guide to help you choose a name based on the positive and negative messages, too!

Best Plant Names

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  • Bean

  • Bud

  • Button (small succulent)

  • Cutie

  • Dumpling

  • Elm

  • Herb

  • Leaf

  • Lucky (money trees and other Feng Shui plants)

  • Prickles (cactus)

  • Spike (cactus or snake plant)

  • Sprout

  • Sunny

  • Sweetie

Cute Plant Names

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Sweet and simple just like your houseplant. Pick a name inspired by its natural color (whether it's green, red or yellow) or plant type, or opt for something more universal.

  • Bugsy

  • Bug Eater (Venus fly trap)

  • Chloe, means "green shoot" in Greek

  • Emerald

  • Esmeralda, means "emerald" in Spanish

  • Fern

  • Flora

  • Goldie

  • Honey

  • Hunter

  • Jade

  • Lily (peace lily)

  • Minnie

  • Majesty

  • Noodle

  • Minnie

  • Olive

  • Pearl (string of pearls)

  • Penny

  • Pepper (Peperomia plants)

  • Ruby

  • Sage

  • Salad

  • Succa (succulent)

  • Sylvia/Sylvie, means "forest" in Latin

  • Vera (aloe vera plant)

  • Verde, means "green" in Spanish

  • Willow


Funny Plant Names

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Your plant has its quirks and its name should reflect that. There are a few punny monikers to choose from, as well as some that are just plain ironic (which makes them equally as funny).

  • Bill (money plant)

  • Christofern (fern plant)

  • Dr. Plant

  • The Duke or Duchess of Plant

  • Fluffy (cactus)

  • Hot Dog (Dragon fingers)

  • Justice Plant

  • Lil Plant

  • Mr. Plant

  • Mrs. Plant

  • Mr. Prickles (cactus)

  • Planty

  • Pokey

  • President Plant

  • Professor Plant

  • Spaghetti (trailing succulents and ferns)

  • Woody (indoor tree)


Celebrity Plant Names

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Take inspiration from pop culture — musicians, actors, politicians, artists and film characters — with one of these punny takes on a celebrity name. Some group names even work for plant families.

  • Bella Thorn

  • Blue Ivy

  • Cactus Everdeen (cactus)

  • Count Plantula

  • Dobby the Houseplant

  • Elvis Parsley (herb plant)

  • Fernie Sanders

  • Flaura Croft

  • Kate Moss

  • Megan Thee Plant

  • Miley Cyprus

  • Morgan Treeman (indoor tree)

  • Oompa Loompa

  • Orlando Bloom

  • Shrek

  • Sir Pokes-a-Lot (cactus)

  • Spice Girls (a group of herb plants)

  • Snake Gyllenhaal (snake plant)

  • Spice Girls (a group of herb plants)

  • Spike Leaf

  • Tree Diddy

  • Tony the Tiger (striped snake plant)

  • Vincent Van Grow

Plant Names for Groups

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If you have more than one plant growing, brainstorm a nickname for all of them. Take inspiration from your favorite movies, TV shows and musicians.

  • The Avengers

  • Bonnie and Clyde

  • The Branches

  • Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte

  • The Chamber of Secrets

  • Charlie's Angels or Charlie's Plants

  • Cosmo and Wanda

  • Destiny's Child

  • The Fantastic Four

  • Gossip Girls

  • The Golden Girls

  • Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Could-Grow and Courtney Pots

  • The Justice League

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly

  • The Powerpuff Girls

  • Rick and Morty

  • The Sour Patch Plants

  • The Supremes

  • Thing One and Thing Two

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