About Us

Our Company

Sunshine Tropical Foliage has been in the tropical plant business for over 30 years. The business was started in Monkton, Maryland as a wholesale and retail plant shop. The business moved to Homestead, Florida in 1980 where it evolved into a wholesale nursery growing tropical foliage to ship around the country.  The nursery operates on 13 acres which include stockfields, shadehouses and climate controlled greenhouses. We grow all our own Dracaena marginata stock and discovered and patented the new Dracaena ‘Tarzan’, which has become the “King of the Marginata”. In 1999 we received the prestigious Grower of the Year award from the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.


We go a step beyond the ordinary by offering tropical plants that stand out as artistic statements and create the perfect setting for enhancing any indoor environment. Our tropical foliage varieties include proven performers with emphasis on durability to maximum profitability for our customers. Plants are grown in top quality custom blended soil mixes. The fertilizer is removed before shipping the plants to ensure there will not be any soluble salt buildup once the plant is transferred inside. All plants are hand-selected according to each customer’s specifications. Our reputation in the nursery business is unsurpassed by adhering to our goal, which is to always have a satisfied customer. Today, a background in horticulture and sales is not enough. It takes technology, design, planning, performance and a whole lot of love for the business to attract and keep the kind of clients for which STF is famous. We are so proud of our products and our clients and what they do with our product. Plants are our business, and our only business.

Alain and Florence Riguidel