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VANILLA VINE

VanillaBotanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
Description

The fermented pod of this climbing orchid is harvested from the Vanilla Vine or orchid, an aromatic sweet scents used to flavour cakes, and perfumes. Must be hand pollinated. The only insect capable of pollinating the blossom is the Melipona, a bee (see video) , native only to Mexico so all plants must be hand pollinated within 12 hours of the flower opening. The pods take nine month to develop.

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Spices (#Spices)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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Question & Answer

Hi, I thought I might give Vanilla a go. Can you tell me how big this vine will grow? maybe any more info you think might be useful? I can do research myself on pollination etc.I have limited space in my backyard and I live in Melbourne. Thanks From:

Vanilla is very sensitive to frosts and more of subtropical - tropical plant. You would need to take steps to protect it in Melbourne from any frosts as it is not recommended. Yes pollination is required and we have a few videos on our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/daleysfr Vanilla is actually quite good in a limited space because it can grow up a pole which is actually quite decorative.

Customer Comments on Vanilla Vine

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Vanilla

Put mine ina100ml pot of decaying grass @ leaves from the garden i put in a bamboo 6foot stake and put it in a shaddy position it has grown to1.70 meters in afew months | Terence John Callaghan - Brisbane, QLD 08-Mar-2012

Vanilla

Living in a cooler area. its possible to grow vanilla indoors in the bathroom where there is high humidity. Have known of them to even set fruit. | Ben Borthwick - Melbourne, VIC 24-Jan-2013
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Vanilla Vine (Cutting) 9/10

Tessa's Edible Fruits
Update: 1196 days 22hrs

Comments: - This guy has grown so quickly and is loving it's shady humid area, no flowers yet.  It is growing well in a pot under a patio and I have just had 6 successful cuttings take root and form new leaves from this main plant.  If you have somewhere to dark for another plant to grow then give this one a try.

Planted: 2013

Height 3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 7

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Just compost

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Vanilla Vine 8/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2256 days 9hrs

Comments: -

These have grown really quickly and are doing great. I spray every day with water to create humidity. Not sure how to get flowers so will need to do more research

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Vanilla Vine (Cutting) 5/10

StaceysGarden's Edible Fruits
Update: 402 days 18hrs

Comments: - The idea of growing my own vanilla is so romantic, I have already practiced pollinating on another vine so I am very excited to get my own flowers, in a few years! haha. I have already researched the curing and drying process.

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Vanilla Vine

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Update: 2027 days 8hrs


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Vanilla Vine (Cutting)

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2120 days 8hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No

Question:

In the bathroom. Looks healthy but it will take a long time for it to grow large enough to flower at this rate.


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Vanilla Vine (Cutting) 3/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2635 days 8hrs

Comments: -

I love vanilla and my Aunt has had success growing this orchid. I would like to know how this plant is doing... but I can't remember where I planted it!

Planted: 2009

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No


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Vanilla Vine 6/10

Abear's Edible Fruits
Update: 2592 days 13hrs

Comments: -

touch of tropics, fascinated with epiphytes nad rainforests, and fresh vanilla is far superior if you're a foodie

Height 2 metres

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Vanilla Vine (Cutting) 7/10

Carol3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2010 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Putting forth good growth but yet to flower or fruit.  Only a young plant.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Hand Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Ducks


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Vanilla Vine (Cutting) 7/10

Bizibee's Edible Fruits
Update: 2175 days 1hrs

Comments: -

I love vanilla.  I got this off ebay a few months ago and had it in the green house but wasn't doing well.  Now it is in a hanging basket on my front verada.  It seems to be surving.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Vanilla Vine 8/10

Estar's Edible Fruits
Update: 1697 days 17hrs

Comments: - I would love to grow this orchid but know nothing about growing it, would it even think about growing in the humid sunshine coast ?


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Vanilla Vine

Rwan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 526 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Finally I have obtained the Vanilla Vine. I wasn't sure whether to have it as a hanging vine or to let it climb. I decided that I would just essemble some stakes and let it develop and climb up that. If that doesn't work, I will put some fibre around the stakes so that the vines can grip on. Have given it a good, very well-drained soil mixture using perlite and other things. It will be interesting to see how it goes through Winter. I will update soon after a month or so.

Planted: 2016

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Winter

Pest Control:

Eco-Oil

Organic Status:Organic


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Vanilla Vine 8/10

DebbieK1's Edible Fruits
Update: 22hrs18mins

Comments: - I cook and Im great at growing (Australian) Orchids. This one will be more of a challenge but a terrific reward


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Vanilla Vine (Cutting) 5/10

Pademelon1's Edible Fruits
Update: 382 days 16hrs

Comments: - Was an experiment growing outside. Grew amazingly the first year, tripling its height! Unfortunately it rotted extensively the following winter. It surived, but never recovered, so eventually we removed it. We tried to grow its cutting inside, and it started off well, but again it rotted. Not entirely sure what the cause of the rot was however. I will try again in the future, as it is a beautiful vine.

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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