About Us - TropicalPlants.com



Hello, and welcome to TropicalPlants.com.  We started out with one baby fruit tree in our backyard. Then another, then another. Suddenly our passion grew until one day... we had created magnificent gardens in our front and back yard, including tropical plants such as bromeliads, philodendron, agave, calathe, fruit trees, palm trees and more.

Having successfully built a few previous internet companies and being hapily married for almost 30 years, we were itching to start another venture. We figured our next logical step would be to create an eccomerce site with something we truly have a passion for - Tropical Plants.

Fun Facts about Leslie: 

  • “Having the tenacity of a bulldog” is how Leslie’s teacher described her sales and marketing ability, having accumulated the highest revenue ever in yearbook sales.
  •  Absolutely loves gardening, gourmet cooking and baking, as is happiest when entertaining close friends.
  • Swims 1 mile 3x per week and enjoys yoga.
  • Proudest mother of 3: oldest daughter is an Astrophysicist, middle daughter is attending dental school and our son is at college studying business & hospitality.

Fun Facts about Richard:

  • A born entrepreneur - having started his first automotive detailing company eight years before he was old enough to drive.
  • Claim to fame was when Richard was featured on Fox Business News with Stuart Varney as a visionary in “revolutionizing retail”.
  • Sailing, mountain biking, long boarding, wind surfing and swimming – he can't sit still.
  • Philanthropic leader with a heart of gold.

How can selling tropical plants & trees HELP and CARE for others?

We are publically make a pledge and a committment.  TEN PERCENT (10%) of the net income of every sale will be donated to a charity of our choice. YES, you read that correctly 10%

A few of our favorite quotes from famous people which explains why we feel strongly about helping others:

  • "No one has ever become poor by giving." ― Anne Frank
  • “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”― Mother Theresa
  • “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”― Martin Luther King, Jr
  • “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.”― Mother Teresa
  •  “Give, but give until it hurts.”― Mother Teresa
  • “There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother.”― Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”― Booker T. Washington
  • “He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving, has but glanced at the joys of charity.”  Anne Swetchine
  • “Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.” Samuel Johnson

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