We Have the Cutest (and Funniest) Names for Your Plants


Much like children, houseplants need food, light and constant attention to grow. So, it’s only natural you’d want to name your plants (right?). 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!

Cute Names for Plants

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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.

  • Sweetie
  • Dumpling
  • Button (little succulent)
  • Noodle
  • Majesty
  • Bugsy
  • Bug Eater (Venus fly trap)
  • Amy
  • Blossom
  • Bud
  • Chloe, means “green shoot” in Greek
  • Cutie
  • Emerald
  • Esmeralda, means “emerald” in Spanish
  • Fern
  • Flora
  • Goldie
  • Jade
  • Lily (peace lily)
  • Minnie
  • Olive
  • Pearl (string of pearls)
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Prickles (cactus)
  • 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
  • Honey
  • Meadow
  • Hunter
  • Willow

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 Powerpuff Girls
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Could-Grow and Courtney Pots
  • The Golden Girls
  • The Chamber of Secrets
  • The Fantastic Four
  • The Branches
  • The Plant Street Girls
  • Charlie’s Angels or Charlie’s Plants
  • The Sour Patch Plants
  • The Supremes
  • Destiny’s Child
  • Cosmo and Wanda
  • Rick and Morty
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte
  • Zayn, Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis
  • Thing One and Thing Two
  • Cher and Dionne
  • Diana Moss & the Supremes
  • The Bridgerton Family (Hyacinth, Colin, Violet, Daphne, Eloise, Anthony, Gregory and Benedict)
  • Gossip Girls
  • The Avengers
  • The Justice League

Funny/Witty Names for Plants

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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).

  • Spaghetti (trailing succulents and ferns)
  • Hot Dog (Dragon fingers)
  • Bill (money plant)
  • Christofern (fern plant)
  • Fluffy (cactus)
  • Lil Plant
  • Mr./Ms. Plant
  • Mr. Prickles (cactus)
  • Spike (cactus)
  • Woody (indoor tree)
  • Planty
  • Professor Plant
  • Dr. Plant
  • Justice Plant
  • President Plant
  • The Duke or Duchess of Plant

Celebrity Names for Plants

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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
  • Mr. Rogers
  • Poison Ivy (plants that aren’t actually poison ivy)
  • Snake Gyllenhaal
  • Fernie Sanders
  • Blue Ivy
  • Ariana Grande (ponytail palm)
  • Taylor Swift (snake plant)
  • Flaura Croft
  • Captain America (for plants that start small then grow large)
  • Tony the Tiger (striped snake plant)
  • Count Plantula
  • Groot
  • Spike Leaf
  • Megan Thee Plant
  • Burnie Sanders (aloe vera plant)
  • Cactus Everdeen (cactus)
  • Elvis Parsley (herb plant)
  • Justin Timberlake
  • MC Hammer (cactus)
  • Morgan Treeman (indoor tree)
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Sir Pokes-a-Lot (cactus)
  • Snake Gyllenhaal (snake plant)
  • Tree Diddy (indoor tree)
  • Simon and Garfunkel (a plant duo)
  • Spice Girls (a group of herb plants)
  • Vincent Van Grow
  • The Half-Blood Prince
  • Shrek
  • Frankenstein’s Monster
  • Dobby the Houseplant
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Medusa
  • Fenty Beauty
  • Oompa Loompa
  • Lizzo
  • Beyoncé
  • My Itty Hobbit
  • Lil Timmy Tim
  • Queen Charlotte
  • Prince Harry
  • Penelope Featherington
  • Lady Danbury
  • Lady Whisteldown
  • King George
  • The Flash
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