Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Vine)

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The vanilla vine is actually a climbing orchid which produces the valuable vanilla pods. Quite large green/yellow flowers are produced which must be hand pollinated in order for them to produce the vanilla pods.

Typical height: 2 to 5m
Minimum temperature tolerance: 5°C
Climate: Prefers tropical or subtropical climates, or warm indoor positions
Light conditions: Part shade
Growth habit: Climbing, epiphytic
Growing conditions: Very well drained soil
Flowers: Spring / Summer
Origin: Mexico


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Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Vine) - 125mm pot Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Vine) - 125mm pot
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Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Vine) - 180mm squat pot Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Vine) - 180mm squat pot


Flowers will only last one day, and if left un-pollinated, will fall off. The plants are self-fertile, and pollination requires the transfer of the pollen from the another to the stigma, which involves using a small splinter of wood or a grass stem to carefully lift the rostellum (i.e. flap) out of the way and press the overhanging anther against the stigma. You need to do this soon after the flower opens. Remember that the flower only lasts one day....never to open again - so you need to be observant.

The vine should be able to produce vanilla pods after 2 or 3 years of good growth.



Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Vine) - 125mm pot

Barcode 101740038957
Shipping Weight 0.7500kg

Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Vine) - 180mm squat pot

Barcode 101740038959
Shipping Weight 1.5000kg

Wonderful all-around

By: on 13 April 2022
I ordered 2 x 12.5cm pots as part of a larger order. All were couriered down to Melb. without any hassles. The plants are healthy & vigorous & of a great size. Can't find anything comparable down here, especially for such a great price!

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