About Us

About Morning Dew Tropical Plants

Morning Dew Tropical Plants is the premier wholesale plant brokerage firm in Florida! Our mission is to save our customers time & money by providing the best quality plants & customer service, while providing you with a single invoice! We do personal nursery visits every week to review the crops and hand select specimen plants.

Morning Dew Tropical Plants buys in large volume. We are the largest (or one of the largest) customer for many of our 150 suppliers located throughout Florida. We get discounts and better pricing, and pass the savings on to you! Buying plants from FL is hard work! We should know - we have been serving Interiorscapers, Florists, Garden Centers and Wholesalers since 1994!

Contact us today and put the Morning Dew Crew to work for You!

How to use our Plant Gallery

Click on the Plant Gallery and Featured Plants opens. These are current photos from our most recent nursery visits. New photos are added weekly. Before ordering, take a few minutes and browse, be sure to scroll all the way down! You may feel like a kid in a candy store, go ahead, get excited!

We usually have between 1100 to 1500 line items available, so not every plant can be featured! Look to the left for the A-Z index. Here you will find photos of almost every variety we offer. While these photos may not represent the current specs and availability of the plants, they are very helpful.

John Mendozza

John Mendozza
President - Sales

John Mendozza is one of the most widely recognized & respected figures in the Florida Foliage Industry. Inducted into the Plantscape Industry Alliance Hall of Fame in August 2013. John serves on the Board of Directors for both the National Foliage Foundation and Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition, and is a contributing writer for I-Plants magazine. Speaker PIA Expo 2013, Speaker TPIE 2009. Speaker and host of FNGLA Foliage Safari January 2006. Speaker at Mid-Atlantic Interiorscape Conference 2001 & 2004. John Mendozza was given the “Industry Leadership Award for Excellence in Nursery Sales” by the Mid-Atlantic Interiorscape Conference in 2004. Judge for ALCA’s (now PLANET) Best Interiorscape Projects of the year, 2001, 2002 & 2004.

John Mendozza graduated from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA in 1983 with a BS Degree in Ornamental Horticulture. He attended a year of post-baccalaureate studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville to familiarize himself with Florida plant production.

John worked for Rosacker’s Plants, owned by Florida Foliage Hall of Fame member Dick Rosacker, for 2 years following completion of his studies. A Florida plant brokerage firm then employed him for 5 ½ years, then started Morning Dew Tropical Plants in April of ’94.

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Michelle Mendozza

Michelle Mendozza
Vice President

Michelle & John were married in 1998 and have a wonderful daughter, Nicole. Michelle works with Vang in Accounting, keeping our receivables and payables accurate and current. Michelle is also a hair dresser and spin instructor.

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Judy Pohnl

Judy Pohnl
Sales

Our resident “Plant Goddess” started her career in 1974 in western Michigan, working for a few Dutch greenhouse growers. She graduated with a BA from Michigan State University, managed a garden center, then was an assistant manager for an interiorscape company. Since 1986, Judy has been selling plants from Florida, joining Morning Dew in 2001. Judy specializes in finding the cool & unusual, hard to locate plants.

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Terri Collins

Terri Collins
Sales

Terri worked for a wholesale grower in central Florida from 1982 to 1993. She was involved in sales, management and production. She worked from 1994 to July of 2004 for a foliage broker, specializing in sales to upscale Garden Centers, Florists, Interiorscapers, and Wholesalers. Terri joined Morning Dew in August of 2004. With 32+ years of experience in Florida Foliage, Terri has many long-term relationships with her customers and suppliers.

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Suzanne

Suzanne
Customer Service & General Manager

Passionate for plants and their people, this FL native started interiorscaping in 1991, then worked for a Homestead, FL nursery/brokerage company. Joined Morning Dew in 2000, Suzanne leads our Customer Service and Plant Purchasing departments. Her determination for customer service drives Morning Dew!

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Julie

Julie
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Julie is from Christmas, FL. She earned a BS in Agriculture from University of Florida in 1985, and is still a Florida Gator ! She has an extensive background in foliage and exterior plants, as she was a Production Manager for over 18 years! Julie joined Morning Dew in 2005, and she loves to laugh and make our customers happy!

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Jennifer

Jennifer
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Born into a clay pot (just kidding), Jennifer was raised on a FL foliage nursery. She has been involved with all aspects of the tropical plant business: sales, production and marketing. Joining Morning Dew in 2010, she is extremely helpful and looks forward to assisting you with your orders. Her goal is to keep our customers happy by making their experience with Morning Dew pleasant and successful!

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Martin

Martin
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Martin started in the floral industry. He specialized in high end design working with florists in Boca Raton, FL. He is very detail oriented, and enjoys the challenges of the tropical plant industry.Martin loves to garden & collect exotic orchids. Joined Morning Dew in 2013. Martin excels in customer service. He looks forward to working with you to help make your plant ordering easy and effective!

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Robbin

Robbin
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Robbin earned her BS in Botany from Florida Atlantic University in 1981. She has worked for large foliage and landscape nurseries as well as a Technical Rep for a south FL fertilizer manufacturer. Robbin has been very active with our local FNGLA chapter, serving on the board of directors for many years, and as chapter President in 2011. In 2012 she received the chapter’s James J. Lulfs Industry Service Award! Joined Morning Dew in 2013. Put Robbin’s 30+ years of experience helping Interiorscapers, Garden Centers and Florists to use by allowing her to help make your next order a breeze!

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Joy

Joy
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Joy earned a BS in Landscape and Nursery Horticulture (minoring in Agricultural Communications) from the University of FL (Go Gators!) in 2013. Joy interned with Disney World Horticultural, specializing in landscape maintenance. She did research work at UF in micro propagation. Joy grew up the daughter of a dairy farmer in Okeechobee, FL. She brings her lifelong passion for Agriculture to Morning Dew, joining in 2013. Joy’s enthusiasm for plants is contagious and she will make your ordering with Morning Dew “joyful”!

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Vang

Vang
Accounting

Moved to Florida from Vietnam in 1975. Vang has specialized in plant brokerage bookkeeping since 1985! Joined Morning Dew in 2006. Vang’s impeccable work keeps our customer and grower accounts accurate and up to date.

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Nicole

Nicole
Receptionist

Nicole is Michelle and John’s daughter. She is a full time student and works part time as our receptionist. Her cheerful personality comes across in her friendly voice, and everyone enjoys speaking with Nicole!

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