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
Button (small succulent)
Spike (cactus or snake plant)
Cute Plant Names
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.
Bug Eater (Venus fly trap)
Chloe, means "green shoot" in Greek
Esmeralda, means "emerald" in Spanish
Lily (peace lily)
Pearl (string of pearls)
Pepper (Peperomia plants)
Sylvia/Sylvie, means "forest" in Latin
Vera (aloe vera plant)
Verde, means "green" in Spanish
Funny Plant Names
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)
The Duke or Duchess of Plant
Hot Dog (Dragon fingers)
Mr. Prickles (cactus)
Spaghetti (trailing succulents and ferns)
Woody (indoor tree)
Celebrity Plant Names
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.
Cactus Everdeen (cactus)
Dobby the Houseplant
Elvis Parsley (herb plant)
Megan Thee Plant
Morgan Treeman (indoor tree)
Sir Pokes-a-Lot (cactus)
Spice Girls (a group of herb plants)
Snake Gyllenhaal (snake plant)
Spice Girls (a group of herb plants)
Tony the Tiger (striped snake plant)
Vincent Van Grow
Plant Names for Groups
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.
Bonnie and Clyde
Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte
The Chamber of Secrets
Charlie's Angels or Charlie's Plants
Cosmo and Wanda
The Fantastic Four
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
Thing One and Thing Two
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