Cute Names for Plants – Indoor plants aren’t just for decoration. For many plant parents, they are another member of the family – leafy and green, but just as adorable. Think about it: you spend hours making sure your houseplant is getting just the right amount of water, plant food, and sunlight to live its happiest, healthiest life. And of course, plants don’t necessarily need names to grow tall and beautiful … but what’s the fun in that?

To truly make your cactus, succulent, house tree or other greenery an official part of your family, give it a name that captures its unique personality or plays on its color or type of plant.

Here you’ll find tons of cool names for plants – some downright cute, some funny (we’re a succa for puns) and several inspired by your favorite celebrities. You will notice that we have designated whether a name is best suited for a specific plant species – Sunny for an aloe vera plant, for example – but feel free to get creative.

When you find a name that you are particularly passionate about (get it), say it out loud so your baby will crash to hear it and see if it’s hanging on.

Cute names for plants

Soft and simple like your houseplant. Pick a name inspired by its natural color (whether green, red, or yellow) or type of plant, or go for something more universal.

  • Flower
  • Bud
  • Chloé, means “green shoot” in Greek
  • Cutie
  • emerald
  • Esmerelda, means “emerald” in Spanish
  • Fern
  • Flora
  • Goldie
  • Jade
  • Lily (peace lily)
  • Minnie
  • olive
  • Pearl (pearl chain)
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Quills (cacti)
  • Ruby
  • sage
  • Succa (succulent)
  • Sunny (aloe vera or sun-loving plant)
  • Sylvia / Sylvie, means “forest” in Latin
  • Vera (aloe vera plant)
  • Verde, means “green” in Spanish

Funny names for plants

Cute Names for Plants

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

  • Bill (silver factory)
  • Christofern (fern plant)
  • Soft (cactus)
  • Lil plant
  • Mr. / Miss Plant
  • Mr. Prickles (cactus)
  • Spike (cactus)
  • Woody (indoor tree)

Celebrity names for plants

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

  • Burnie Sanders (aloe vera plant)
  • Everdeen cactus (cactus)
  • Elvis Parsley (herbaceous plant)
  • Justin timberlake
  • MC Hammer (cactus)
  • Morgan Treeman (indoor tree)
  • Orlando bloom
  • Sir Pokes-a-Lot (cactus)
  • Serpent Gyllenhaal (snake plant)
  • Tree Diddy (indoor tree)
  • Simon and Garfunkel (a duo of plants)
  • Spice Girls (a group of herbaceous plants)
  • Vincent Van Grow

45 Cute Names for Plants

Naming plants is a great way to show your love for them and make taking care of them more enjoyable. By naming your plants after things you love, you’ll be more likely to remember to water them and give them the attention they need. Here are 45 cute names for plants that will make you want to rush out and buy some greenery for your home!

1. Angel’s Trumpet

2. Baby’s Tears

3. Bamboo

4. Begonia

5. Bird of Paradise

6. Black-eyed Susan

7. Bottlebrush

8. Bromeliad

9. Butterfly Bush

10. Cactus

11. Caladium

12. Camellia

13. Carnation

14. Cattleya Orchid

15. Celosia

16. Cherry Blossom

17. Chrysanthemum

18. Clematis

19. Coleus

20. Coral Bells

21. Cornflower

22. Cosmos

23. Croton

24. Crown of Thorns

25. Daffodil

26. Dahlia

27. Daisy

28. English Ivy

29. Erica

30. Eucalyptus

31. Euphorbia

32. Fantasy Amaranth

33. Fuchsia

34. Gardenia

35. Geranium

36. Ghost Plant

37. Gingko Biloba

38. Gladiolus

39. Gold Dust Dracaena

40. Golden Pothos

41. Hibiscus

42. Hollyhock

43. Hydrangea

44. Impatiens

45. Jasmine

If you’re ever feeling down, just spend a few minutes with your plants and give them some TLC. They’ll love you for it, and so will we!

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Aquamarine – A type of blue-green beryl gemstone

Baby’s Breath – Gypsophila paniculata

Begonia – Begoniaceae family

Bella Donna – A type of poisonous nightshade plant

Black-Eyed Susan – Rudbeckia hirta

Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberosa

Cactus – Any succulent plant from the Cactaceae family

Caladium – Caladium bicolor

Calla Lily – Zantedeschia aethiopica

Camellia – Camellia Sinensis

Canary Creeper – Tropaeolum majus

Cast Iron Plant – Aspidistra elatior

Catnip – Nepeta cataria

Chives – Allium schoenoprasum

Christmas Cactus – Schlumbergera bridgesii

Clematis – Clematis armandii

Coleus – Plectranthus scutellarioides

Cornflower – Centaurea cyanus

Croton – Codiaeum variegatum pictum

Daffodil (or Narcissus) – Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Daylily – Hemerocallis fulva

Dragon Fruit – Hylocereus undatus

Dusty Miller – Senecio cineraria

Echeveria – Echeveria species

English Ivy – Hedera helix

Fern – Any member of the Pteridophyta division of plants

Fiddlehead Fern – Osmunda cinnamomea

Firecracker Plant (or Jewels of Opar) – Coleus blumei

Foxglove – Digitalis purpurea

Gardenia – Gardenia jasminoides

Geranium – Pelargonium species

 

Glasswort – Salicornia europaea

Gladiolus – Gladiolus communis

Gold Dust Dracaena – Dracaena godseffiana

Golden Pothos – Epipremnum aureum

Green Sheen Philodendron – Philodendron erubescens

Heartleaf Philodendron – Philodendron scandens

Hollyhock – Alcea rosea

Hosta – Hosta plantaginea

Ivy (any kind) – Hedera helix or Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Jade Plant – Crassula ovata

Kalanchoe – Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Lamb’s Ear – Stachys byzantine

Lavender – Lavandula officinalis

Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis

Lilac – Syringa vulgaris

Lily of the Valley – Convallaria majalis

Log Fern – Dryopteris australis

Mallow – Malvaceae family

Marigold (African or French) – Tagetes erecta or T. patula

Mint (any kind) – Mentha species

Money Plant – Epipremnum aureum ‘Pothos’ OR Pilea peperomioides

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue – Sansevieria trifasciata

Nephthytis – Syngonium podophyllum

Norfolk Island Pine – Araucaria heterophylla

Oak Leaf Ivy – Hedera helix ‘Quercifolia’

Oleander – Nerium oleander

Pansy – Viola x wittrockiana

Parlor Palm – Chamaedorea elegant

Peacock Plant (or Calathea zebrina) – Maranta leuconeura ‘Kerchoveana’

Philodendron – Philodendron species

Pineapple Sage – Salvia elegans

Plumeria – Plumeria obtusa

Pothos – Epipremnum aureum

Primrose – Primula vulgaris

Queen Anne’s Lace – Daucus carota

Red Emerald Philodendron – Philodendron erubescens ‘Red Emerald’

Red-veined Prayer Plant – Maranta leuconeura ‘Kerchoveana’

Rhapis Excelsa (or Lady Palm) – Rhapis excelsa

Rosemary – Rosmarinus Officinalis

Sago Palm – Cycas revoluta

Saintpaulia or African Violet – Saintpaulia ionantha

Satin Pothos – Epipremnum aureum ‘Satin’

Schefflera – Brassaia actinophylla

Spider Plant – Chlorophytum comosum

Spruce – Picea glauca

String of Pearls – Senecio rowleyanus

Sweet Bay (or Laurel) – Laurus nobilis

Sword fern – Polystichum munitum

Taro Vine – Brasenia schreberi

Thyme – Thymus vulgaris

Tropical Hibiscus – Hibiscus rosa-sinensis OR H. acetosella

Trumpet Vine – Campsis radicans

Weeping Fig (or Ficus benjamin) – Ficus benjamin

Zebra Plant – Calathea zebrina

And there you have it – 45 cute names for plants that will make taking care of them more enjoyable! So the next time you’re at the nursery, be sure to check out some of these adorable options. Who knows? You may just find a new favorite!

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