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Vanilla orchids are where real vanilla comes from. That's right, its an orchid! Not recommended for beginners due to its care requirements but with the right environment, this is a spectacular plant to grow at home! Lightly scented with vanilla, even when not in bloom. Needs support from a moss pole for optimal growth. This orchid is grown in soil instead of bark mix. This orchid is both epiphytic and semi-terrestrial.


*Please note, if you are growing this plant to harvest vanilla bean, you may want to do some research as the harvesting process requires some patience and time (hence why vanilla bean is so expensive in the grocery). It may take a few years for plant/seeds to reach maturity. To make vanilla, seed pods need to be at least 6" long. 


Botanical Name: Vanilla Planifolia

Common Name: Vanilla Orchid

Orchidaceae Family

Native to Mexico


Arrives in a 4" nursery pot if purchased on it's own. Visit our Pots Page to view and purchase pot options.




  • Needs bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sun. Prefers a warm, humid environment. During the day the plant should be around 80º-95º and no lower than 60º at night. 

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