Plant Names: 53 Adorable Names for Your Plant Babies

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Are you a proud plant mom? A new plant parent? I would say be careful (seriously, it’s a slippery slope before you own 100+ plants), but honestly, the more plants you have, the better life seems to be. At least, that’s been my personal experience.

To truly make your new plant baby feel like part of the family, you’ll need to give it a name. It can be a name that captures your plant’s personality, a pun, or just something that has meaning to you. After all, plants are not just amazing for your physical health ( they purify your air), but also for your mental health, so pick a name that feels right to you!

To help jump-start your plant naming endeavor, we’ve got 53 creative plant names that are sure to put a smile on the face of anyone with a green thumb!

37 Cute and Clever Plant Names

  • Blossom
  • Buddy
  • Chloe (Means “green shoot” in Greek)
  • Emerald
  • Esmeralda (Means “emerald” in Spanish)
  • Fern
  • Flora
  • Floryn (Means “blooming flower” in Latin)
  • Fauna
  • Goldie
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Kelly
  • Lily
  • Magnolia
  • Marigold
  • Melonie (Watermelon Peperomia)
  • Olive
  • Orchid
  • Pearl (String of Pearls plant)
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Petunia
  • Poppy
  • Prickles (Cactus)
  • Primrose
  • Ruby (Rubber Tree)
  • Sage
  • Succa (Succulent)
  • Sunny (Succulent)
  • Sylvia/Sylvie (Means “forest” in Latin)
  • Vera (I personally have an Aloe Vera plant named this)
  • Verde (Means “green” in Spanish)
  • Wisteria
  • Woody

Did You Know:

When it comes to the “official name” of a plant, there are actually rules that date back to 1753. When it comes to naming, a rule created by an 18th-century botanist, Carl Linnaeus, requires a plant to have a first and last name, this is called the binomial. The genus is like your “last name” and the species like your “first name.” Today, this rule is detailed out in a more than 200-page rulebook called the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

27 Funny Plant Names

  • Apple (Apple Tree)
  • Bertha (A Big Plant!)
  • Bill (Money Tree)
  • Bruce
  • Christofern (Boston Fern)
  • Daisy Dukes
  • David Rose (Because, Ew. David)
  • Fernie Sanders
  • Figgerton (You know, because Bridgerton)
  • Figlicious (Fiddle Leaf Fig)
  • Elon Reeve Musk (Money Tree)
  • Lady Gaga (Botanists at Duke University named two fern species after the singer!)
  • Medusa (Snake Plant)
  • Monterey Jack (Monstera)
  • Morgan Treeman
  • Orlando Bloom
  • P!nk
  • Prickles (Cactus)
  • Queen Elizabeth (Majesty Palm)
  • Robert Planttinson
  • Salad
  • Peter Parker (Spider Plant)
  • Spike (Buffy fan? I was! This is a great name for a Cactus)
  • Sprite (Lemon Tree)
  • Tree Diddy
  • Vladimir Planttin
  • ZZ Top (ZZ Plant)

Did You Know:

Houseplants have been shown to reduce stress, increase attention span, improve moods, and even lower blood pressure.

Plants cleanse our indoor air by releasing oxygen into it with their leaves and roots. They also help remove pollutants like formaldehyde from carpets or upholstery. Many types of common household cleaners contain these chemicals so adding more green life will ensure cleaner living space!

We could keep going with the plant names, but we’re going to stop here for now. Enjoy your plant babies, and let us know what name or names (because the more plant babies the better!) you picked in our comment section below! (And if you need help taking care of your plants, check out plant care guides – we’re continually adding more!)

Emma Loggins Sprinkle
Published in Dwell, Featured Articles, For Fun

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