33 Writing Prompts About Plants

Plants, trees, and flowers are all around us. They look beautiful, but they also serve an important purpose in our ecosystem.

Below, we’ve provided a list of plant-themed writing prompts to help you explore the plants around our world, and think creatively about what they mean to us.

Using This Guide

You can use this guide however you’d like to inspire your writing. As long as you’re writing something, you’re doing it right.

But if you need a little help getting started, try one of these ideas below:

  • Challenge yourself to use one writing prompt each day for a week—or even a month!
  • Pick your favorite flower, and use the number of letters in its scientific name to pick your prompt.
  • Ask the person sitting to your left which prompt you should use.

Plant Prompts

  1. Write a story from the point of view of a butterfly looking for the perfect flower.
  2. Research a critically endangered plant, and write a couple of paragraphs about it.
  3. Write an acrostic poem using the word “garden”.
  4. Rewrite the process of photosynthesis in a nonsensical way.
  5. Write a poem or short story using the following words: bloom, roots, sunlight, seed
  6. If you could grow a garden, what would you grow? Why?
  7. Why is logging and tree thinning an important part of the life cycle of a forest?
  8. Write a story with a plant or flower as a symbol for something special.
  9. What kind of houseplant is your favorite? Why?
  10. What is your favorite flower? What makes it special to you?
  11. Write a story about a flower trying to bloom in a dark forest.
  12. Research an unusual plant or flower, and write 2-4 paragraphs about it.
  13. Write a story where something other than flowers is given on a special occasion.
  14. Write a poem about two flowers communicating with each other from across the garden.
  15. Write a poem or short story using the following words: lush, unique, breeze, timeless
  16. Would you rather spend your day in a quiet forest or a lush meadow? Why?
  17. Write an acrostic poem using the word “garden”.
  18. Why are rainforests so important to our planet?
  19. Which plant smell is your favorite? Why?
  20. What plant do you think symbolizes your life? Explain.
  21. Plants can be used in medicine, cooking, art, and more. Write about a unique way you could use plants in your home.
  22. Read a children’s book about plants, and write a detailed review.
  23. Write an acrostic poem using the word “botany”.
  24. Research the flower(s) that represents your birth month. Describe the flower(s) and their significance.
  25. Do you prefer the budding trees of spring or the colorful trees of fall? Why?
  26. Write a few paragraphs about a plant or flower in mythology.
  27. Write a story about a gardener who has a pink thumb instead of a green thumb.
  28. Write 2-3 paragraphs about a real plant that has a funny name.
  29. What are some ways we can use plants in art? Use examples.
  30. Visit a local botanical garden, and write 3-5 paragraphs about your experience.
  31. Who is your favorite plant Pokemon? Why?
  32. Create a new plant Pokemon. What does it look like? What are its abilities?
  33. There are many superheroes with plant-related abilities. Create a new plant-manipulating superhero. What is their name? What are their abilities?

Looking For More?

We love providing fun and engaging writing prompts, and we’ve got a little something for everyone!

We even have resources for parents and teachers, so they can help you become the writer you were meant to be.

If you’re looking for a specific list and can’t find it, reach out and let us know. We love to hear your ideas!