The Prickly Plant Shop is a passionate collaboration between two self-driven partners - in love, in life and in business, Dr. Melissa Rhea and Johnny “Juan” Mendoza. 

Combined, we bring a well-versed background of plant science, design, education and business, including ample experience working with a diverse client base. 

We focus on cultivating relationships with not only the clients and community we serve, but also, with the plants we grow, the arrangements we create, and the office and residential spaces we design.

All components of each piece are hand-selected and –designed; bringing you only the healthiest and happiest plants in only the most unique and one-of-a-kind arrangements. Ultimately...

~We hope you enjoy the life we bring to your life~


We draw inspiration from the universe around us 

to create something beautiful for your eye and your heart. 

Detail-oriented, calculated, clean, sleek, and sophisticated - 

whether it is Modern, Contemporary, Minimalist, Industrial, Mid-Century Modern, Bohemian, Rustic, Shabby Chic, Southwestern, Scandinavian, Traditional, Transitional, French country, Hollywood Glam, Coastal, Vintage, Whimsical – each project is designed with precision and care.