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Vanilla flower, shoot or root?

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StaceysGarden starts with ...
Hi Everyone,

I had my Vanilla planifolia growing up a dead livistonia palm trunk but it was out growing it, I recently moved it over to what I affectionately call a 'coconut husk kebab' during the move I noticed that all 3 vines had severed their terrestrial roots yet all are absolutely powering.

I noticed these swollen buds a week or so after the move, it probably too early to tell but I figured I'd give it a shot. Does anyone think they are new lateral shoots or flower buds? I doubt they are aerial roots because they usually grow from the other side of the leaf base.

When I unwrapped them from the palm trunk the largest vine would be about 4m and the smallest is 2m. Their length is quite deceptive when wrapped around something.

Cheers guys,

Stacey.
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Pademelon1 says...
I'm not a vanilla expert, but they look like aerial roots to me. They can grow from that side of the leaf shoot, since they do that all the time on my vine.

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Pademelon1
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