Rakefet has been working with clients for the past 20+ years creating home and office oases.
At Southwest Tropicals, we specialize in interior plant design for your commercial and residential needs. With over 20 years experience servicing the LA area, we can spruce up any room, office or home with our incredibly diverse selection of exquisite plants and products of the highest quality. Our interior plant designs, whether commercial or residential, are custom tailored to suit your needs. We also provide many other products to add that extra special touch to make your plants as beautiful as they can be.
We provide only the highest quality of plants, pots and baskets at the best prices, and we personally perform the maintenance and service of your plants to ensure that you will enjoy your beautiful healthy plants for a long time. When you purchase your plants with Southwest Tropicals, we don’t think of the sale as the end of a transaction – we think of it as the beginning of a relationship.
We are always happy to answer any of your horticultural questions and assist you with any questions you may have concerning your order.
We would be happy to provide you with a list of referrals and clients in your area.
"Quality of plants & service – The Best! Reliability – Always!!! Friendly customer service – Excellent!!!"
"Our plants love her as much as we do and it's evidence in how resilient and beautiful our plants continue to be year after year."
– Kurtwood Smith, Glendale, CA
"It doesn’t matter if the plants are delicate orchids or seven foot dieffenbachias, since 1995 Rakefet and her team have kept all of the plants in my office healthy and alive or they are responsible for replacing the ones that are no longer healthy. My team is too busy doing our work to attempt to water, cut, choose or replace the plants. Nothing is fake here. Thank goodness we have Rakefet’s team to keep everything looking like new money!"
– John Grace, Investor’s Advantage Corporation, Westlake Village, CA
"We researched several companies before deciding to hire Southwest Tropicals. We were initially impressed by the prompt response to our inquiry, unlike many others who rarely returned calls. Upon my first meeting with Rakefet, we knew instantly that she and her company knew their business and their products. In addition, they have an eye for style and placement that doesn't always accompany knowledge and expertise. Throughout the last 6 years that we have worked with Southwest Tropicals, they have been reliable, attentive and concerned. Our trees and plants have thrived due to the utmost attention they've been given. This company is clearly heads and shoulders above the rest."
– Sheri, Home owner, Agoura
"We have been doing business with Rakefet for over 20 years. She is reliable, honest, and always professional. She has never missed a week of work, and always has reliable coverage when she can not make it in herself. Her charm and personality are an added bonus. She has a lovely presence in our office and we would recommend her to anyone who wants a professional, reliable worker."
– Abigail M. Wilkins, Century 21 Rolling, Thousand Oaks
"Prior to moving to Westlake Village seven years ago, I found and contacted Rakefet, owner of Southwest Tropicals, online and was pleased to know that our indoor trees and houseplants would be in the hands of a professional after we settled into our new home. Rakefet and her staff have surpassed our expectations. She has a warm, caring manner, and she really knows her plants! Our plants, both new and old, are thriving. In addition to her knowledge and expert care, if we need to change the schedule, she happily accommodates us. My husband and I give her our highest recommendation."
– Gale Goslins, Homeowner, Westlake Village
"Southwest Tropicals really cares and tends for the plants they provide. The team looks for the healthiest and most beautiful plants available to bring into the office. Rakefet, the owner, is wonderful and so upbeat when she comes in to care for our plants in the office. Our plants really thrive in the office because of where they are placed and how she makes us aware of what they need. I definitely recommend Southwest Tropical to anyone who wants their plants to be healthy and happy!"
– Allison Ward, The Riverside Company, Santa Monica