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100 Plant puns and plant jokes to leaf you chuckling

If you’re searching for plant puns and plant jokes to raise a giggle, you’re in the right place.

I’ve got one hundred family-friendly plant puns and plant-themed jokes here, all designed to help you crack a joke or use as plant captions for photos.  Whether you’re sharing snaps on social media, looking for something to write in a greetings card, or just want to enjoy some silly plant jokes and puns, I’ve got you covered.

As well as plant puns and plant jokes, I’ve included a bunch of leaf puns, cactus puns, succulent puns and herb puns for even more laughs.

If you’re using these plant captions for instagram photos, make sure you check out my nature hashtags copy and paste lists – they’ll save you lots of time.


Funny plant puns & plant captions for instagram

Indulge your silly side and your green fingers with these funny plant puns.

That’s plant-tastic

Have a little fern

All things must grass

Ants in your plants

One trick peony

Let me in-tree-duce myself

You grow girl

Get a twiggle on

I’m rooting for you


Sorry, I have plants this weekend

All clover the world

Plant one on me

An orchid situation

Take stalk of your life

Don’t stop the beetroot

Hey, how’s it growing?

Flower of strength

Plants are my soil-mates

Just pollen your leg


What’s up bud?

Cutting it vine

Today’s good seed

Have you botany plants?

I’m very frond of you

Don’t moss around

A peony for your thoughts

One of rose things

Thistle do

I beg your garden?

You can find more funny gardening puns and gardening jokes in my garden puns post.


Funny plants jokes

These plant jokes will put a smile on your face and make a great caption for plants photography.

What do you call a flower that runs on electricity? A power plant.

What garden plant is always cold?  A chilli.

Why can’t you iron a four leaf clover? Because you shouldn’t press your luck.

What did the baby corn say to the mother corn? Where’s popcorn?

What’s an amnesiac’s favourite plant? Forget-me-nots.

Where did the plant want to travel? All clover the world.

What new plant did the gardener sow? Beets me.


How do plants keep things under control? They weed out unnecessary drama and ask troublemakers to leaf.

What type of plant sneaks up on you? An ambush.

What advice can you give a plant that’s having a hard day? Just green and bear it.

Why was the gardener embarrassed?  He wet his plants.

What do plants do when they first meet each other? They in-tree-duce themselves.

Sherlock Holmes was doing some gardening, Watson asked what he was planting. He replied “A lemon tree, my dear Watson”.

Head over to my tree jokes and tree puns post for more tree-themed fun.


Leaf puns and leaf jokes

Raise a laugh with these unbe-leaf-able leaf puns and leaf jokes.  They make great green leaf captions for instagram too.

Take it or leaf it

I’ll never leaf you

Take a leaf of faith

A day in the leaf

I be-leaf in you

I was worried that the plants were fake, but they weren’t. That’s a real leaf!

How do plants contact each other? They use the te-leaf-one.

Why did the leaf go to the doctor? It was feeling green.

How do plants make themselves heard? With amp-leaf-ication.

I never used to like plants, but I turned over a new leaf!

Knock knock. Who’s there? Leaf. Leaf who? Leaf me alone!


More jokes about plants to make you giggle

Still hungry for more plant puns?  Keep reading!

What did Princess Leia say after she planted some trees? “May the forest be with you“.

What’s the scariest plant? Bam-boo.

If a plant is sad, do other plants photo-sympathise with it?

What’s a baby chick’s favourite type of plant? An egg-plant.

How do you clone a plant?  Stem cells.

What makes some plants better at math than others? Square roots.

Where do flowers go when they need to recharge after a long day?  The power plant.


What’s the highest number that a plant can count to?  Tree.

What did one plant lady say to another plant lady? “Botany plants lately?”.

There was once a girl that only ate plants.  You’ve probably never heard of herbivore.

Does anyone know a good place where I can buy a fern? Asking for a frond.

Why do plants go to therapy? To get to the root of their problems.

I wasn’t all that interested in gardening, but I planted a few seeds and it grew on me.

Why couldn’t the gardener plant any flowers? He hadn’t botany.

You’ll find lots more floral jokes in my flower puns post.


Cactus puns and cactus jokes

Look sharp with these cactus jokes and cactus puns.

Cactus makes perfect

As far as the cacti can see

Feeling a bit prickly today

What a cactastrophe

I’m stuck on you

You prickle my fancy

Cactus if you can

In a prickle


What did one cactus say to the other cactus? You’re looking sharp.

What did the porcupine say to the cactus? Is that you, Dad?

Why is it so hard to come up with a cactus joke? Because it’s a really thorny problem.

What’s the worst thing about dropping a cactus? Catching it.

What did the happy cactus say to the grumpy cactus? Don’t be so prickly.

I know there’s something wrong with my cactus, but I just can’t put my finger on it.


Succulent puns and succulent jokes

Love your succulent plants?  Take a look at these succulent puns and succulent jokes.

Aloe, is it me you’re looking for?

I’m a succa for plants

Aloe beautiful

You’re so suc-cute-lent

Aloe from the other side

Succ it up


Life would succ without you

Aloe you vera much

A big succ-sess

You had me at aloe

How does a plant answer the phone?  “Aloe?”

Someone stole my succulent plant. That was aloe move.


Herb puns

How about some plant puns with an edible theme?  Check out these tasty herb puns.

That’s sage advice

I just don’t have the thyme

Do you need some encourage-mint?

Bay-leaf in yourself

Parsley the test

Eat, drink and be rosemary

Party thyme!

We’re mint to be

Good chives only


Share your favourite plant jokes and plant puns for instagram

I hope you’ve enjoyed these silly jokes about plants and plant puns.  If you’ve got a favourite plant pun that isn’t on the list feel free to add it in the comments 🌿

More nature fun for kids

If the kids have enjoyed this list of plant humour and you’d like to explore nature with them some more, my book *A Year of Nature Craft & Play is perfect.  It’s packed with a whole year’s worth of nature-themed crafts, games, gardening projects and science experiments, all with step-by-step instructions and colourful pictures.  You can read about it and take a peek inside in my nature play blog post.


Even more family-friendly puns, jokes and quotes

If the whole family is loving the silly nature jokes, I’ve also got bird jokes, fruit jokes, bee jokes and pumpkin jokes for you to explore.

My inspirational nature quotes series is also definitely worth a look.  You can use these as a daily dose of motivation, or to caption your photos and greetings cards.  Take your pick from gardening quotes, flower quotes, nature quotes and nature captions, tree quotes, waterfall quotes and quotes about sunflowers.

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