LA Tropics Wholesale

L A Tropicals has been in business over 40 years. We serve the western states of California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. In addition to mainstream items we take a keen interest in what is new, rarely available commercially, or just plain amazing! We order from producers we trust who have a serious commitment to quality. We do not take your business for granted. We appreciate your need for quality, and your interest in selection and service. We market the best our industry has to offer. Custom labeling is provided at no additional charge. Labels may include routing codes, care instructions UPC and/or SKU numbers, custom pricing, your logo, and more. Let us know if you require this free service.

LA Tropicals has been a wholesale distributor of fine foliage since 1979. Ours is a reputation for sourcing quality plant products; for providing excellent service, for consistency, and for our commitment to foliage industry producers and retailers. Our plant products are certified for California’s markets; additionally, we ship to Oregon, Washington and Nevada.

We are allied nursery professionals dedicated to meeting your professional needs year round with a full range of nursery products and services. Our talented, service-oriented staff with over one hundred years experience in the foliage industry is at your service. We look forward to providing you with fine quality plants, planters and professional accessories.


La Tropicals in Whittier, CA is looking for hardworking individuals that can work at a fast pace helping prepare large and small plants for sale and transport. Candidates should have a knowledge of standard house plant varieties, the ability to identify plants for pulling orders and labeling purposes, the ability to lift and move 50 pounds, pallet making and order consolidation for shipping and the ability to work outdoors for long periods of time. Must be available for a flexible work week that may include weekend days. This is an hourly position. Shifts can begin as early as 6 am, or go as late as 6 pm in order to get pending orders fulfilled.

Shifts would be 8 hours, 5 days a week including weekends, (i.e. Monday - Thursday & Saturday or Sunday - Thursday or Monday - Friday.) Possible Part-time opportunities are available as well.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $15.00 - $16.00 per hour
Schedule: 8 hour shift, Day shift, Monday to Friday, Overtime
Benefits: 401(k), Health insurance, Paid time off
Work Location: One location

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 precautions

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
  • Mandatory vaccination required within two weeks of employment


  • English, Spanish (Required)


  • Plant identification and plant care knowledge
  • Bilingual - English and Spanish
  • Ability to read labels to apply to plants and boxes for shipping
  • Must be available on weekends

Nursery worker Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Reading orders
  • Identifying varieties of houseplants and pulling for orders
  • Recording pulled plants in Google Sheets
  • Communicating substitutions and options to Sales Team
  • Cleaning and trimming plants
  • Labeling plants
  • Wrapping and boxing plants
  • Pallet making
  • Wrapping pallets
  • Moving Large and small plants between Greenhouses
  • Loading and unloading trucks and containers
  • Plant maintenance and care
  • Other greenhouse duties
  • Ability to drive a forklift

Useful but not required:

  • Experience with warehousing and order-fulfillment
  • Working knowledge of Google sheets

We look forward to reviewing your application. Please do not call or visit the facility for job opening information. Thank you.

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LA Tropics Wholesale | 9919 Springland Dr, Whittier, CA 90601 | 562.695.6698