Orchid-Vanilla Bean

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  • Vanilla bean orchid (Vanilla planifolia) is the plant that produces the familiar vanilla pods that are widely used for baking and flavoring foods. While unlikely to flower as a houseplant, this vining orchid features attractive bright green succulent leaves and long vines that can be trained on a trellis or up a wall. If you want to try to encourage the vanilla to bloom, you'll need to carefully manage growing conditions, hand pollinate the flowers, and fertilize regularly year-round.

    In its natural environment, this orchid grows epiphytically up the trunks of trees and can reach 75-100' in length. Even indoors, it's a relatively fast grower and can reach 8-10' in length within a few years. It thrives in warm and humid conditions. Some orchid experience is helpful with this one.

    We photographed the most average examples of this species currently in stock. The plant you receive will not be the exact plant pictured, but it will look very similar.

    Super bright light, but no direct sun
    Mist twice a day with distilled water or plant in orchid bark.
    Prefers very high humidity. Keep near a humidifier or in a well lit bathroom.
    Orchid mix/orchid bark
    Not toxic to cats and dogs