Succulents are not only easy to care for but have unique names that add character to any indoor garden.
From the Rabbit's Ear with its furry leaves to the Drumstick Plant's fat, round leaves resembling chicken drumsticks, this listicle explores some of the most creatively named succulents that will bring a smile to your face.
Do you collect succulents? Adding little notes or signs with these funny names could be a way to enhance the decor and make your guests interact with your prized collection!
Rabbit's Ear (Othonna capensis)
Named for its furry, ear-shaped leaves, this succulent is as cute as it sounds.
Donkey's Tail (Sedum morganianum)
This plant features long, trailing stems covered with plump, green leaves, resembling a donkey's tail. It's a favorite in hanging baskets.
Zebra Plant (Haworthiopsis attenuata)
This succulent is named for its zebra-like stripes on its leaves, making it instantly recognizable and popular among plant enthusiasts.
Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)
Named for its fuzzy, gray-green leaves with brownish-red spotted tips, this plant's leaves resemble a panda's plush fur.
Jelly Beans (Sedum rubrotinctum)
Named for its small, bean-like leaves that often turn red at the tips, resembling a bag of jelly beans.
Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)
This name reflects the plant's growth pattern, where the main rosette (the hen) produces many smaller rosettes (the chicks) around it.
Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Also known as the Snake Plant. Its sharp, upright leaves are humorously likened to the stereotypical sharp tongue of a mother-in-law.
Burro's Tail (Sedum burrito)
Similar to the Donkey's Tail but with rounder leaves, this succulent's cascading stems make it look like a burro’s (small donkey) tail.
String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
Its small, round, bead-like leaves strung along thin stems give it the appearance of a pearl necklace.
Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)
Named for its pale, almost translucent leaves, this plant can look ghostly under certain lighting conditions.
Bear's Paw (Cotyledon tomentosa)
With chubby leaves that have toothed edges resembling bear claws, this succulent is both cute and fierce-looking.
Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
This plant gets its name from its sharp thorns and the legend that it was the plant used for Christ's crown of thorns.
Woolly Senecio (Senecio haworthii)
Its cylindrical leaves are covered in white woolly fibers, giving it a cozy, fuzzy appearance.
Living Stones (Lithops)
These small, stone-like succulents blend into their surroundings, resembling pebbles or small rocks.
Dolphin Plant (Senecio peregrinus)
The leaves of this succulent resemble jumping dolphins, making it a delightful choice for plant lovers.
Baby Toes (Fenestraria rhopalophylla)
Its small, upright leaves look like tiny, chubby baby toes poking out of the soil.
Devil's Backbone (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)
Also known as Mother of Thousands, its zigzag stem gives it a spine-like appearance.
Lucky Heart (Hoya kerrii)
Known for its heart-shaped leaves, it's often given as a gift of love or good luck.
Shark's Tooth (Crassula ovata 'Gollum')
The leaves resemble the open mouth of a shark, with edges that look like rows of teeth.
Baseball Plant (Euphorbia obesa)
Its round, ball-like shape resembles a baseball, making it a unique addition to any collection.
String of Bananas (Senecio radicans)
This trailing succulent has long, banana-shaped leaves, perfect for hanging baskets.
String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
Known for its heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines, it's a charming addition to any collection.
Starfish Plant (Stapelia grandiflora)
The large, star-shaped flowers of this succulent resemble a starfish.
Pickle Plant (Delosperma echinatum)
Its small, pickle-like leaves give this succulent its quirky name.
Tiger's Jaw (Faucaria tigrina)
The toothed leaf margins resemble a tiger's open mouth.
Watch Chain (Crassula muscosa)
This plant's tightly packed, interlocking leaves resemble the links of a watch chain.
Ice Plant (Corpuscularia lehmannii)
The glistening hairs on its leaves and flowers make it look like it's covered in ice.
Pig's Ear (Cotyledon orbiculata)
The large, round leaves resemble the ears of a pig.
Red Coral (Crassula corymbulosa)
The red-tipped leaves resemble the branches of coral.
Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera)
Unlike typical cacti, it's a jungle epiphyte and has a resemblance to mistletoe.
Lipstick Echeveria (Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick')
Named for the bright red edges of its leaves, reminiscent of a lipstick line.
And there you have it - some of the most humorously named succulents that will liven up any plant collection!
It's easy to see why these cute plants with their whimsical monikers are so popular amongst indoor gardeners. Whether you're looking to add some botanical wit to your home or seeking an easy-care houseplant, these imaginatively dubbed succulents will add charm and personality.
Let us know if you have a favorite funny succulent name that we missed!