Written by Maggie
Apr 02 2021
Vanilla bean orchid is a perennial woody herb with circular cylindrical stems and aerial roots on nodes. It is distributed in the tropics.
Vanilla bean orchid is a land orchid or saprophytic orchid, which climbs and is usually tall. Leaves are with folded fan veins, large (autotrophic species) or completely degenerated (saprophytic species); Racemes are axillary, often shorter; Flowers are large, often rapidly wilting;Labellum base and the lower part of the core column combined into a tube, high and low, the upper part of the core column around; Long stamen column, no stamen column foot; Pollen is slightly agglutinate, granular silty; Seeds of vanilla bean orchid are thickly shelled.
|Botanical Name||Vanilla plantifolia|
|Common Names||Vanilla Bean Orchids, vanilla|
|Plant Type||Evergreen vining orchid|
|Sun||Part shade to full shade|
|Hardiness Zones||11 to 12|
|Native Area||Mexico and Central America|
|Mature size||8 to 10 feet|
Vanilla bean orchid is a perennial woody herb with circular cylindrical stems and aerial roots on nodes. Leaves are ovoid to lanceolate, fleshy, dark green.
Vanilla Bean Orchid has large, yellow-green and fragrant flowers.
Vanilla Bean Orchid likes heat and humidity and is not cold tolerant. Calm wind and adequate shade are required.
The suitable temperature for the growth of vanilla bean orchid is 21-22 degrees, the annual rainfall is more than 1200 mm, and the relative humidity is 80%. The minimum temperature for Flower bud formation is 16-19 degrees, and the optimum temperature for flowering is 22-24 degrees. When the average temperature is over 25 degrees, the flowering season is coming to an end. If low temperature is encountered at the end of spring, flower bud initiation, budding, beginning flowering will be delayed.
Vanilla Bean Orchid belongs to Orchidaceae, with about 70 species distributed in the tropics, including Southwest Vanilla bean Orchidv. Annamica Gagnep and Taiwan Vanilla bean Orchidv and Griffithii Reichb. F, which are produced in China.The fruits of V.Planifolia (Salisb,) Ames and VPompona Schiede V. tahitense J.W. Moore are the raw materials of the famous spices Chamela.
World: 70 species; China: 2 kinds
Vanilla Bean Orchid is mainly grown in Madagascar and Mexico.
Vanilla Bean Orchid is a unique vine of orchids, which can be used as an excellent indoor plant for appreciating leaves and flowers. Its flowers are green and white tongue, very fragrant, and its seeds are the world's precious spices. Now it can supply 30KG of original large seedlings, which can be epiphytic planted on pillars or hanging cultivation, or hydroponic cultivation like green gross, about 2-3 meters in length per kg.
Vanilla bean orchid can be cultivated on the whole plant or cut into several sections, and the market price is generally no less than 300-400 per pot.
Vanilla Bean Orchid has large, fragrant flowers and is a good hanging flower. Capsules can be extracted from vanilla essence, which is an excellent natural flavor in food processing and has a high reputation as "the crown of food flavor".