Vanilla Bean Orchid - Vanilla planifolia
This vanilla bean orchid is the most widely-grown source for vanilla beans. It's a large vining orchid that's easier to grow than others. It can climb a tree or be twined around a hanging basket. Since this vanilla bean orchid is tropical, it only does well in non-freezing areas. It makes an excellent outdoor plant or houseplant.
- Average mature height: Up to 40-foot vine
- Fertilizer: Nitrogen/Phosphorus/Potassium in a 3/1/6 ratio
- Light: Full shade
- Soil: Well-drained. Do not let dry out between waterings.
- Zone: 10-11
Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
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