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VANILLA ORCHID- VANILLA PLANIFOLIA

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VANILLA  ORCHID- VANILLA PLANIFOLIA

 

NATIVE TO MEXICO -  WAS USED BY THE  AZTECS.

 

PRODUCES ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST EXPENSIVE SPICE ( NEXT TO SAFFRON & CARDAMOM)

VANILLA ORCHID GROWN  AS A VINE AND CAN REACH LENGHT OF 70-100FT. IN TROPICAL CLIMATES IT CLINGS TO TREES.

IN CULTIVATION  IT IS  MOSTLY GROWN  ON POLE  FOR SUPPORT.  -

THERE ARE AROUND 50 SPECIES OF VANILLA, BUT ONLY THREE  ARE USED FOR FLAVORING.  V. PLANIFOLIA , ALSO KNOWN  AS  V. FRAGRANS  PRODUCES THE BEST FLAVOR.

IT IS VERY EASY TO GROW- BUT NEEDS  MEDIUM BRIGHT LIGHT ( BUT NO DIRECT SUN) TO BLOOM.

NEEDS PLENTY OF WATER & LOVES HUMIDITY .

DOES NOT TOLERATE  ANY FROST !!!

CURRENTLY GROWING IN 4" POT- SECOND PICTURE IS OF AVERAGE SIZE PLANT FOR SALE.

SHIPPED POTTED

SHIPS IN WARM WEATHER ONLY