An increasingly popular subset of the gardening industry is the subcategory of cacti and succulents. In fact, these plants have sprouted into a growing trend as of late. Ideal for those sunny windowsills, cacti and succulents are a pleasure to grow and collect. Adding to the broad-consumer appeal, they’re some of the easiest plants to take care of.

Cactus and succulents are two distinct plants. But they are often sold together. Making unique cactus arrangements and drought resistant landscaping are two specific business opportunities we see increased demand. In the current environment where more consumers are taking up gardening and improvement projects to enhance their homes, this is a good market to be in. We anticipate sales of these plants to increase further over the next 5 years based on strong consumer demand and current trends.

If you’re planning to start your own business selling cacti or succulents, we have a long-list of catchy name ideas that to help jumpstart the brainstorming process. We’ve organized these suggestions by category to help find the name that’s right for you.

Cactus Business Name Ideas

A few prickly cactuses.

There are all sorts of business ideas that utilize cactus as the product. Your could open a nursery specializing in cactus sales, open an e-commerce shop, or even launch a food product or beverage.

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  • Air Cacti
  • Bio Cacti
  • Cowboy Cactus
  • Cacti Care
  • Cacti Terrain
  • Cactus Chic
  • The Cactus Garden
  • Cacti Quest
  • The Desert Cactus
  • Shooting Star Cactus
  • White Bloom Cactus
  • The Orange Cob
  • Oh My Opuntia
  • Not a Notocactus
  • Cactus Clouds
  • Captain of the Cactus
  • Cactus Cup
  • Cactus Landscaping Services
  • Club Cactus
  • Cactus or Bust
  • The Cactus Company
  • Crafting Cacti
  • Cyber Cacti
  • Desert Rose
  • Deserts in Bloom
  • Easy Cacti
  • Fuzzy Cacti
  • Life in Cactus
  • On Point Cacti
  • Prickle My Fancy
  • Social Cacti
  • Team Cactus
  • The Big Cactus
  • The Cactus Crew
  • The Angry Cactus
  • The Cactus Garden
  • The Cactus Hotel
  • The Urbane Cacti
  • Thorny Roses
  • Top Cactus
  • Urban Desert
  • Your Cactus

Succulent Business Name Ideas

A succulent growing in a pot.

Succulents are a little harder to grow and cultivate than cacti, but are just as profitable from a business perspective. Succulents are popular gifts that require little work to keep alive.

  • Always & Forever Florist
  • Ben White Florist
  • Black Orchid Floral Design
  • Desert Dew
  • Dewlights
  • Dream Events
  • Enchanted Florist
  • Jade Plant Place
  • Magic Burro’s Tail
  • For Succs Sake
  • Freytag’s Florist
  • Green Leaf Succulents
  • Hassle-Free Plants
  • King Florist
  • Lakeline Florist & Gifts Inc
  • Leaf’s Edge
  • Growing Panda Plant
  • The Succulent Company
  • The Sinister Succulent
  • Low Light Succulent Shop
  • Lone Star Bloom
  • Long Leaf Succulents
  • Loose Leaf
  • Magpie Blossom Boutique
  • Margot Blair Floral
  • Otherworld Plants
  • ParkCrest Floral Design
  • Plant Party
  • Rainbow Bouquet
  • Super Succulents
  • Sweet and Simple Succulents
  • Sylvan Succulents
  • Texas Blooms and Gifts
  • The Succulent Switchboard
  • Verbena Floral Design

Cactus Shop Name Ideas

A bouquet of cactus.

If you live in the Southwest, you understand that not everyone has a lawn with green grass. More and more homeowners are opting for more affordable and lower maintenance yards that contain a variety of cactus varieties and attractive rocks that match with the desert environment. In areas like this, opening a cactus shop can be a profitable business opportunity.

  • Botany Bay
  • Cacti R Us
  • Cacti World
  • Discount Cactus Company
  • Cactus House
  • Cactus Studio
  • Cactus2Go
  • Cultivated Aesthetic
  • Dance of the Rain Plants
  • Desert Delights
  • Drought to You
  • High Noon
  • Joshua’s Trees
  • Les Delicieuses
  • New Cactus
  • Spiny Flower Shop
  • SteppenWorld
  • Talia’s Cacti
  • Texan Rose Shop
  • The Cacti Place
  • The Cactus Creative
  • The Cactus Shoppe
  • The Green Cacti
  • The prickle parlor

Succulent Shop Name Ideas

You can start a succulent shop.

Succulents are popular plants these days and trends show that they have become a very popular houseplant. According to Garden Center Mag, some stores are selling 5x the number of succulents they were only a few years ago. This may not come as a surprise since the plant is easy to maintain, affordable, and pleasing to the eye.

  • Air Head Plants
  • Aloe Aloe!
  • Aloe and Thorn Succulents
  • Avant-garden
  • Better Than Pets
  • Black Thumb Succulents
  • Clippings and Clay
  • Desert Beauties
  • Desert Garden
  • Desert Sun
  • Homestyle Succulents
  • Jade Tail Succulents
  • Jurassic Plants
  • Kir Royal
  • Luckulents
  • Potted Gold Succulents
  • Soil and Sun
  • Storewater
  • Succubuy
  • Succulent Designs
  • Succulent Market
  • Succulent Succulents
  • Succulents
  • Succulove
  • Such succulents
  • Sunshine and Sprouts
  • The Mistery
  • The Succubus
  • Tin Shed
  • Windowsill Succulents
  • Xerophytes
  • Zucculent

Pet Cactus Name Ideas

Looking for a low-effort companion? Get a pet cactus.

Believe it or not, people do name their cacti. You can call your cactus anything you’d like Spike, Bob, or anything in between. Best of all, these plants are terrific listeners. So if you’re thinking of a name for your pet cactus, here are some suggestions.

  • The Cuddly Cactus
  • Thirsty Dave
  • The Good Listener
  • Atticus the Acupuncturist
  • Bubbles
  • Cactus Everdeen
  • Carl the Cactus
  • Cuddles
  • Denizen of Deserts
  • Dr. Spiky
  • Furry
  • Hugs
  • Katniss the Cactus
  • MC Hammer (“Can’t Touch This”)
  • Needles
  • Ouchie
  • Pinhead
  • Favorite Step Child
  • Pointy
  • Pokey
  • Summer Heat
  • Porkie
  • Porkupine
  • Prickles
  • Prickly Perry
  • Prickly Pete
  • The Petting Cactus
  • Ruff
  • Senior Saguaro
  • Rick the Prick
  • Señor Dinkles
  • Serena the Succulent
  • Shane the Sharp
  • Sharpie
  • Sir Stabbington
  • Snuggles
  • Spikasaurus
  • Spike
  • Spike Lee
  • Spikes McGee
  • Succulent The Spiny
  • The Green One
  • The Unwatered
  • Xena the Xerophyte

Is a Cactus and Succulent the Same Thing?

People get confused about the difference between a cactus and a succulent. Actually, cacti and succulents come from the same basic genus of plants.

Succulents are any plant that stores water in its stems, roots, and leaves, and cacti do just that. This actually makes the cactus a form of succulent. As a sub-family within the group known as “succulents”, all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. There are around 60 different families of plants under the heading succulent, which include aloe vera, haworthia, sedum, sempervivum, and cacti. Who knew?

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The main difference is the areole of the cactus that differentiates it from other succulents. This is the bud on the bocy of the cactus from which the spikes grow. So while there are spiky succulents, such as aloe vera, and they don’t have the areole bud for the spines, they are not actually cacti.

We hope this post helps inspire you to come up with a catchy name for a cactus business. According to industry reports, the top 5 manufacturers of succulent only make up 36.89% of market share for this product. This means there’s still opportunity for growers to enter this market and gain traction locally. Due to the pandemic there have also been supply chain issues getting the product to retailers. This could be the right moment in time to provide these plants to underserved areas.

As with other businesses, the presentation and marketing will determine success or failure. One way you can differentiate yourself from other succulent sellers is to level-up your skills with cactus arrangement. By coming up with striking combinations of flowers, soil, and cactus you can differentiate your items from everything else. The skill of arranging plants also translates well into appealing photos for social media or an online store. Get creative and be on the look out for simple ways to differentiate from other retailers to give yourself the best chance for success in this industry.

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