These tropical orchid plants are a vining and climbing terrestrial variety that roots in soil, unlike most orchids. They are native to Central America and the West Indies.
This is the variegated variety, with both green and white to off-white coloring. We grow them in sphagnum moss.
You are purchasing one baby plant, in a 3-inch pot, about 3 inches high.
These do well as house plants – they need bright indirect light, some humidity and a trellis or something to grow up on, but basically they grow like weeds. And they can be grown outdoors in warmer, moist climates.
Keep this plant warm – above 55 degrees – and fertilize weakly about once a month. Keep them damp but not sopping wet.
They flower only when mature, which takes a few years. The vines need to be at least 12 feet long.
And it is possible to get a vanilla bean, but it’s not easy – the yellowish-greenish flowers need to be pollinated by hand at the right moment. Vanilla extract is made from the seeds in a seed pod from mature plants.
You can propagate these by taking cuttings, however. Mature plants can get very big and have literally hundreds of flowers.
We have a bunch of these and we'll pot up a nice one for you, in sphagnum moss. We include free growing instructions.
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I would give this order a 6 out of 5 stars if I could but I simply can not, because the product they sent me was not as advised, it was obviously a clipping, however it did seem to have a decent amount of Arial roots and was just starting to sprout in ground roots too. The shipping was fast and hastle free, and was very securely package and well handled and very humid/wet . If the product was as advertised it would get a 5/5 star review but sadly it wasn't...
Aug 5, 2018 by patrick
Extremely vibrant and healthy little plants!!
May 16, 2017 by kates92879
May 6, 2017 by Golden Teez
Plants arrived in extremely good shape in a very timely manner. I could almost swear that the vanilla planifolia cuttings look better than the ones in the photo!
There will definitely be more purchases by me, and hopefully you, dear reader, will decide to make a purchase from this seller (theorchidgallery), as orchids aren't as temperamental as I was led to believe as long as the initial grower excels at their job and excel this shop does. Besides, they send complimentary 'care and feeding' literature with every purchase that is specific to each type of orchid. I've got my eye on either their 'white fox' aloe Vera or their 'Wilsonara Finial Fire' orchid next, although given their track record so far I may just get both ;)
Jun 6, 2014 by Diana Duke
Really well packaged, healthy plants and prompt shipping. Visible, healthy roots and new growth makes me very happy. These plants are perky!