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Vanilla Orchid

Vanilla Orchid

Vanilla Planifolia

  • Family name: Orchidaceae
  • Origin:  West Indies, Central America
  • Flowers, greenish yellow, vine.
  • Source of vanilla flavoring Air plant, requires consistently moist soil, full shade, very cold sensitive
  • large flowers and can be white, cream, greenish-yellow, or light green in color with a short lifespan
  • grows like a vine, needs support such as the trunk of a tree, trellis, or a stake, won’t bloom until they reach 20 to 30 feet in length