Let’s talk about plant pronunciation.
This is going to be a simple post, but an important one. All too often, plant lovers everywhere become a victim to mispronouncing plant names. It’s easy to find guides to pronounce common, usually outdoor, plant names, such as hydrangea or clematis. But what about indoor houseplants? A list does not exist. And it’s somewhat infuriating and frankly embarrassing talking about your Monster Delicious or Pilea Pepperoni.
So here we go.
A no frills, not even phonetically correct in any way, plant pronunciation guide of common indoor plants. They’re even listed from most mispronounced to least. You’re welcome.
Pilea Peperomioides: Pie-LEE-uh Pep-per-row-me-OY-dees
Monstera Deliciosa: Mon-STAIR-uh Del-liss-sea-OH-suh
Monstera Obliqua: Mon-STAIR-uh Oh-BLEE-kuh
Monstera Adansonii: Mon-STAIR-uh AH-dan-SEWN-eye
Got another one? Let me know below!