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Vanilla orchid 'Vanilla planifolia'

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Vanilla planifolia 'Vanilla orchid'

Vanilla planifolia is a very easy plant for in the tropical terrarium. The upward-creeping growth gives it a grand appearance. WIth sufficient light and moisture this orchid will be a beautiful addition to any terrarium. By the way, Vanilla planifolia is the only species of orchid which is (partly) consumed by humans: its seed pod is the well-known vanilla. Vanilla planifolia is a cultivated variant of the Vanilla planifolia, which has a naturally green leaf.

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Vanilla planifolia 'Vanilla orchid'
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Vanilla planifolia 'Vanilla orchid'
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Vanilla planifolia has the natural tendency to creep upward. This orchid doesn’t bloom until it teaches about 3 meter; something that will not not happen in the terrarium. Nonetheless this Vanilla species lives up any backwall. Vanilla planifolia has a large spread: all of Central America and the northern part of South America. This shows us the plant can adapt easily to diverse surroundings, from dry to wet.

Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South Africa
South Africa
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Preferably, place Vanilla planifolia on or neat the backwall. Fern root is optimal, as it retains a lot of moisture. But a cork backwall can also suffice for this orchid. Regular watering is desirable, but skipping it sometimes shouldn’t be a problem. Vanilla planifolia has rather thick, stiff leaves: this is where the plant holds moisture. This is due to the fact that in nature this Vanilla grows in places with a high rate of evaporation. This is an ideal beginner’s plant.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Large
large
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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