Vanilla planifolia is the source of vanilla, one of the most popular flavours in the world, and weight for weight, one of the most valuable spice crops.
Vanilla beans is a fleshy, herbaceous vine that is perennial and climbing. It grows to a height of 10 to 15 metres, supporting itself on the host plant with aerial roots. Roots are produced all along the stem, opposite to leaves. Under cultivation conditions, vanilla is trained and pruned to a height that will allow hand pollination of the flowers and subsequent harvest of the beans. You are purchasing 20cm of vanilla vine which you can pot up in a light mix or tie to a tree with spagnum moss.
|Growing Conditions||Vanilla vine grow best in well drained soil, with a deep layer of humus is ideal for vanilla growing and under cultivation, vanilla is usually grown on shrubs or small trees which provide the partial shade needed for these orchid vines to flourish.|
|Temperature||not cold tolerant|