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

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From the succulents lining your kitchen windowsill to a snake plant and monstera deliciosa sitting pretty in the living room, your houseplants are more than just decoration. Not only can houseplants improve your health and overall well-being, they often feel like part of the family — especially when you assign them adorable plant names. No matter the size of your indoor plant collection, we encourage proud plant parents to dream up a name for each of their plant babies.

Refer to your prickly cactus as "Spike" or your aloe vera as "Sunny," since it thrives in bright light. Make a pun out of your plant's scientific name, like calling your peperomia plant "Pepper" or keep it literal by dubbing your Venus fly trap "Bug Eater." Try a sweet boy or girl name, like Sweetie, Cutie or Dumpling for your best behaved babies (aka low-maintenance houseplants).

While some of these names cater to certain plant types, most are pretty or punny enough to fit any your houseplants. Think Minnie or Button for your smallest child, plus Honey or Goldie for leafy plants with subtle yellow stripes. Share a laugh every time you refer to a houseplant as Mr. Plant, Salad or Spaghetti (ideal for a trailing plant). Or, model your plant name after your favorite celebrity — wouldn't you love to meet Elvis Parsley or Morgan Treeman?

If you're looking to name a group of herbs, tiny succulents or tall houseplants, scroll to our list of names for groups — which includes Gossip Girls and Charlie's Plants. Now, it's time to scroll our list to find the perfect tile to bestow your precious plants.

Best Plant Names

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When in doubt, you can't go wrong with one of these classic plant names — whether you're inspired by its size and appearance (like its small stems, spiky leaves or unique color pattern), or you prefer a lovable nickname.

  • 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. Choose a name inspired by its natural color (possibly green, red or yellow) or plant species. Or, play around with a Greek, Spanish or Latin word that translates to something relevant (like Verde, which means green in Spanish).

  • 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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