Vanilla Plant (planifolia)

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 45cm

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Vanilla planifolia is a species of the vanilla orchid.
  • It is native to Mexico and Central America, and is one of the primary sources for vanilla flavoring, due to its high vanillin content.
  • Common names are flat-leaved vanilla, and West Indian vanilla (also used for the Pompona vanilla, V. pompona). Often, it is simply referred to as "the vanilla".
  • It was first scientifically named in 1808.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Vanilla requires a soil rich in calcium and potassium and will grow best in a soil that is light and well-draining, with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Fertilize the orchid every two weeks with diluted orchid fertilizer.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Vanilla plants prefer good bright light but not hot, noonday sun.
  • However, they won't grow well or flower in deep shade so partial sun is what they need.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Water the plant consistently to keep it evenly moist but allow the top two to three inches to dry out between watering.
  • Vanilla orchid care does require vigilance for spider mites and mealybugs.

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