Guide: Indoor Plant Pronunciation
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-nee-eye
Got another one? Let me know below!
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I say Cal-luh-the-uh, which is how the professionals say it so I’m assuming it’s right. 🙂
My wife has a split leaf philodendron that our cats have badly mangled it is down to one mangled leaf and about 12 in stock at least 3/4 inch diameter we have had this plant 20 years. Can it be saved
I agree with all of these except Adansonii is aah-Dan-so-nee-eye
Also I think your trandescantia meant to be tee-uh at the end, not chee-uh. 🙂