How to Name Your Plant Baby

We all remember that special moment. Bringing home your first (or thousandth) plant baby, finding the perfect spot for it, and asking yourself “What should I name it?”.


If that isn’t a question you find yourself asking, you might be missing out on one of the most exciting elements of plant parenthood. Of course, we bring plants in our home to transform our space but it’s also beneficial to form a relationship with your plants that fosters growth between you and them. Naming your plant is a great way to do that. Much like us, our plants have a unique identity that can be acknowledged and better understood with a fitting name. 

According to Jasmine Nicole, The Nice Plant CEO & Founder, naming plants helps you make a deeper connection with your plant.

Giving your plant a name allows you to see it as a live organism that requires special care and connection, rather than a decorative item that can be easily overlooked. When you name your plants, you’re saying: “This is mine and I will be the one to take care of it”

Now that we’ve established the importance of the name, let’s discuss the hard part: thinking of a name. You can go the scientific route and name your Snake Plant “Dracaena trifasciata” or your Burro’s Tail “Sedum morganianum”, but intention is key to making a connection with your plant. After all, plant care is self care


Try asking yourself questions like this:

  1. What is your dream vacation spot? 
  2. What is a trait you are striving to have? 
  3. What’s something you want more of in your life?


Here is a short list of popular plant names for some inspo:

  • Peace 
  • Summer
  • Maui
  • Penny
  • Luna
  • Breeze
  • Kamala
  • Sunny
  • March 
  • Honest
  • Cleo
  • Yogi

There’s no better accent to a space than greenery with a story! So feel free to get creative. 

The essence of plants is growth. Plants serve as a gentle reminder to check in with their growth and yours.

Our plants often symbolize the growth and new beginnings in our lives.  Maybe you name it after the month in which you got married or the city you just moved to. Maybe you just name it after yourself because you’re the one growing right alongside your plant baby. 


A thriving plant should have a name, why not make it inspirational too! 


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Comments (1)

  • Denise on Aug 10, 2021

    I have a beautiful aloe my sister gave me before she past away. It’s my favorite and growing and has babies. Her name is Medusa . Reason is how the plants snakes around. How gorgeous she is..

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