Vanilla Planifolia


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Vanilla Planifolia Plant, and Care Guide

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Vanilla Planifolia Plant

Vanilla planifolia is a terrestrial or epiphytic orchid vine that is widely known as vanilla. These can attain a height of 50 feet in their natural habitat, but as an indoor plant, it stays considerably smaller. It makes a wonderful indoor plant with little care.

Blooms of Vanilla planifolia have a creamy green hue with a strong aroma that occurs on flowering spikes. Flowers emerge at the leaf axis along the stems. You can witness many blooms from this spike over a period of weeks. 

These flowers are known to last one-two days, usually one at a time. Bean-like clusters of pods form. The vanilla plant requires a post or trellis to climb because it is a slow-growing vine. True vanilla is the product of an orchid pod or fruit and has a fragrance and flavor unmatched by cheaper extracts.

Vanilla Planifolia Plant Caring Tips

  • These plants won’t flower or grow well in heavy shadow, so they’ll need to be in the light for a while.
  • Cooler temperatures will hinder the growth rate.
  • To avoid root infections, allow the potting mix to dry out a little between waterings.
  • Overwatering causes root rot, which can cause the plant to die or create a pest threat. 
  • Slugs and snails can eat roots and young leaves as well. Make sure you get rid of these.
  • Vanillas don’t start producing fruit until they’re at least three years old. If you want the vanilla plant to develop blossoms, prune the tip when it is 2 – 3 years old.
  • Using a solution of balanced plant fertilizer, you should feed throughout the summer every other watering.

Growing Instructions for Vanilla Planifolia

  • Fill the pot halfway with fir bark and terrestrial orchid mixture and place it in a pot with good drainage holes.
  • Climbing vines, vanilla plants prefer high humidity, warm temperatures, and bright, indirect sunlight.
  • Warm temperatures, preferably between 21 and 35 degrees celsius, are ideal for growing vanilla.
  • When watering, make sure the support and soil media are wet so the air roots and potting mix may get some moisture.
  • It can be grown on light-medium sandy loam soil with plenty of organic matter and good drainage.
  • Every two weeks, give your vanilla orchids a 1/2 teaspoon fertilizer.

Additional information

Plant Name

Vanilla Planifolia

Common Name

Vanilla bean orchid, vanilla

Native Area

Mexico, Central America

Plant Type

Vine, perennial

Plant Size

8-12" inches


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