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Just wondering if anyone has a vanilla orchid plant growing and if they could spare a cutting or two. Thankyou.
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June
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Ellen says...
You''re right where the source of supply are, you could get it at allrareherb.com.au

My plant is only 60cm tall, bought it from there, it is such a slow growing plant.
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June says...
Thankyou Ellen for the information
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Alistar says...
Vanilla is a good plant to grow if you treat it like an orchid. It needs a spray of water every day on its leaves. The Vanilla plant flowers in its third year after planting from a 30cm cutting.As you can see my photos I have no problems growing vanilla beans in the Bundaberg area.
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Charles cant spell says...
Ok possible a stupid question is that the plant that makes Vanilla beans ?

How is it that there is not enough humidity in Bundy already? :)
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Alistar,

Well done. Beautiful, productive vines. Do you sell the dried beans?

My vine has been in the bathroom of my Melbourne home for a year now. It is about 1 meter tall, healthy and I was told I have to prune it to make it flowers. Is that correct?

What sort of fertiliser do you use on these vines and how often do you feed and water them.

Many thanks in advance.
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6th January 2010 7:43am
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Alistar says...
Charles- you make your own humidity by spraying the vanilla plants with water every day.
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Alistar says...
Hi Jujube,
Vanilla is an orchid, a member of the 'Vanda' family so the vines require a support on which to climb.They won't flower until it reach the top of the support.
I never pruned my vines.
My vines get fertilised every 2-3 weeks with 'Seasol' a seaweed liquid fertiliser. So remember it won't flower until it reach the top.
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Alistar,

Many thanks for your advice. Much appreciated. I will certainly apply your hints to my vine.

Obviously, you have a greem thumb. Good luck to your vines.
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Brendan says...
Hi Alistar,
Any chance of getting a cutting of your vanilla orchid? It should grow here in Mackay,Q? I know they grow it further up north.

Thanks, Brendan.
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Alistar says...
Hi Brendan,

Have you tried Daley's,they have them from time to time. I have no cuttings at this time. Most of my plants are heavily laden with vanilla beans at the moment. They will definitely grow in Mackay.
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Alistar
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Wayne says...
"They will definitely grow in Mackay."


That being the case, Brendan and myself shall look into it, I never knew they were from the orchid family. One of my sons is a chef and likes to grow things he can use, this is going to really impress him.


What was your address again Alistar
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Wayne
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Brendan says...
Hi Alistar,
Will they grow from seed that is inside the bean itself?

Do you have any 'ripe' beans, that I could extract the seed(s)? Thanks again.
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Alistar says...
Hi Wayne,

Yes - Vanilla is an epiphytic orchid. The aerial roots of epiphytes obtain much of their nutrients from the air and from debris and mosses collected in the trees upon which they grow more so than from the ground. So if you provide the same condition in the shadehouse you can't go wrong.

I live near Bundaberg a long way south from Mackay.
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Wayne says...
Hey Alistar

Thank you for that information, my wifes' family comes from Bundaberg and our son in Rockhampton employs carpenters from Bundaberg.

We will be going down to see him maybe next month so could probably be going to Bundaberg. If it's OK with you we would love to see how you are growing them.

We have a friend in the Orchid Society here in Mackay who is checking for them.

I'm going to build a green house after the wet this year so any ideas for that would be most welcome.
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Alistar says...
Hi Brendan,

Yes and No - Not from a bean that has been through the processed of curing. Only the beans that are cross pollinated with another flower. The seeds are very tiny and often referred to as "dust seeds". So if you are not into Vitro Seed Propagation,I suggest you propagate useing cuttings from a healthy vigorous vanilla plant.
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Brendan says...
Hi Alistar,

Ok, thanks for that info.

How do you do 'Vitro Seed Propagation'?
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trikus says...
How do you do 'Vitro Seed Propagation'?

In a laboratory under a laminar flow hood , planted in sterile media in sealed 'flasks' . Amazing , that I find self sown seedlings all over the place up here . Pictured seedlings are a 'soft cane' Dendrobium . I also had a native Cymbidium germinate and grow in the cut off trunk of a palm I chopped myself after Larry .

Vanilla is very easy to grow , but do not let it get to high to pollinate . It usually flowers after falling of its host and it is hanging down . [personal observation]
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Alistar says...
Hi Wayne,

Sorry for the long delay,my computer as blown up shortly after replying to Blendan message. I managed to get an old computer working.
Yes it will be OK to visit,just let me know when you're coming.
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Wayne says...
Thanks Alistar, I'm not sure when we will be down
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JOHN says...
HELLO ALISTER, iS THIS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS??

jOHN.
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Rev says...
Theres some good patches here in townsville
it grows well here

It likes frangipanis trees as a host
though i guess commercially you might choose a trimmable legume like erythrina, gliricidia, etc

i sell lengths
more happy to trade

brendan if you dont have yet ill send you some in thanks of that wonderful garlic
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Rev says...
ideally it says you want 1m cuttings
and you bury 2 nodes near the 'post'
i can get 40cm max
but its a start!

you have to hand pollinate ( you can google how)
before 7:30 am
good crop for early risers!
2-3 months / year crop
which is why our 3rd world mates have no money and no stress :D
as soon as i figure out the stady money thing, im there!
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Alistar says...
Hi Wayne,
How are you going with your greenhouse? Ready to fill it with Vanilla plants yet.
I have one or two plants ready for your new greenhouse. Call me on redridge64atbigpond.com.
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Wayne says...
Hello Alistar, I'm still in discussions with the family about the location of the greenhouse, there are three of us and we have three different locations picked.
I have decided to use 30% cloth but can't buy it in Mackay, but I can get it from Sydney at a very fair price.
Things had better happen soon because I have a couple of plants in pots that I picked up at the Fitzroy nurseries in Rockhampton. Thanks for the kind offer but at $5.50 each I couldn't go past them.
If you are interested I also got a couple of the new "Tropic Sun" Custard apples while there. This is the first year that they have been allowed to mass produce them in volume
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Alistar says...
Hi Wayne,
That's ok - I'm not a favorite of Custard apples.Thanking you.
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ringelstrumpf says...
I reckon vanilla can't be grown inside?
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Sonny says...
Hi I just stumbled upon these forums as I was searching about growing vanilla bean plants. I too am in Mackay and would love to grow one.

In regards to the height, how some say up to 7'ish meters, what would be the go with growing it outside vs inside (definitely not enough room in the house :P).

About to get into cake decorating so if I could grow my own it would save me so much than purchasing the dull looking ones from the supermarket.
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Brendan says...
Hi Sonny,
See if you can contact Wayne (in Mky), he'll be able to help!
I think he's going down that way tomorrow?
I think they only grow to about 1.8m :-)
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Wayne says...
Hello Sonny
Yes, we are going to Rocky tomorrow and back thursday or Friday. we are going to Fitzory nurseries to get some gear so can pick up a plant for you, They cost $5.50 the last time we were there.

Our vanilla vines [2] have attached quiet well to our mango tree

Call me if you wish 0409194503
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epiphany says...
"ringelstrumpf says...
I reckon vanilla can't be grown inside?"

Don't tell mine that...it grows in my bathroom & put on nearly a meter of growth last year alone. I have no idea if it will ever flower but for now it seems quite happy...
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Daniel says...
Does anyone know a place where they sell authentic Mexican vanilla beans in Melbourne?
If not, what grocery stores sell vanilla beans on retail basis? (i.e. low weight/quantity)
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Ady says...
Daniel , you can get them from Herbies by mail order or you can find there outlets in Melb. online www.herbies.com.au if I cant grow it I go to them
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Daniel says...
Thank you, Ady, I'll check one of their stockists.
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Fos says...
Hi,Epiphany,

Great to see you are having a go with with the vanilla orchid in your bathroom in Melbourne. I would love to try the same .
Only I'm in Tassie & because of quarantine can't find anyone allowed to send here. See people in WA after some too. Have had some nurseries allowed to send bare root plants here in the past ok. Where did you get yours ? Does anyone know someone who can send cuttings mail order here legally ? Think they would do ok in hot house here with the right care & bring them inside the bathroom for Winter. Thanks.
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M Nash says...
Id be interested in a swap for a few cuttings?
Right now I have heaps of rain forest grown K7 Coffee beans ripening.
Could send a pound of fresh berrys cryovaced or just pipped or dryed.
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cheryl says...
i was wondering where do i buy a vanilla plant from ? i so want to try to grow one in mybathroom :) can some one please let me know :) thanks
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ringelstrumpf says...
Indoor vanilla great idea! It's a bit weird though to harvest vanillas were you poo... How big nust the pot be and how warm does it vanilla like? Our bathroom is not incredibly warm.
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Fos says...
Have since found vanilla orchid cuttings/plants can be found on ebay sometimes, mostly from QLD & also a website "Easy Orchids" NSW Woodburn has them online accredited to send to WA & TAS,check your state's quarantine rules,hope this helps someone.
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trikus says...
Verry healthy vine near INNISFAIL >
Will hold 20 pods /inflorescence .
Visitred a nearbye commercial grower who reported locally grown vanilla was much stronger[ fragrance and taste ] than imported , and had a few certified tests to prove it .
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Steven says...
I bought a vanilla cutting off the internet, i dont remember the address off the top of my head but ill let you know. I grew it for a little while in a heated propagation box (only because i was using it for something else and it was there. once it started growing it shot up, but then got a little sick from all the fungal problems we were having last season but its still grown about 30cm and looks really nice. I have it in my bathroom and even cut off a side cutting to grow another one.

I dipped my cutting in root hormone and then just planted it into orchid mix. Once my greenhouse is complete i want to grow it up the wall near the entrance.
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cheryl says...
hey thanks :) i will have a look now and see what i can find my friend has anabondoned house on her farm and it has a sun room so we are going to see if we have any luck :)
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Steven says...
Hi everyone


Sorry it took me forever to find the website but to be honest....i forgot.

The website i bought my cutting from if anyone is interested is

http://www.allrareherbs.com.au/

Regards

Steven
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Crab Shack says...
Just planted our cuttings from heart garden.com.au. Leaves are yellow but the plants are sprouting. We think all is well!
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Fruit Guy says...
Should grow well now that it is warming up. Mist them and plant in a semi shaded position and in 3 yrs you will have flowers.
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Simmo76 says...
Hi, I am cutting back my vanilla orchid and giving away cuttings if anyone is interested. No pesticides and only organic fertilizer. Pls. Contact me by email.
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Steven says...
Hi Simmo how are you?

Id love to get a few cuttings if you're still offering them. :)
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Journey1491 says...
I would love cuttings
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SarahCornish says...
Hi Rev, I am based in a sub tropical part of south africa and I'm trying to find a source for a few vanilla bean cuttings/stems. I want to plant up a commercial crop. I have a lot of space so can plant up a lot of vanilla. Which variety do you have, and how many cuttings can you supply?
Thanks, Sarah Cornish
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Tom15 says...
Love some cuttings if still available
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18th August 2018 10:41am
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Ganding is says...
I have 2-metre long vanilla cuttings for $8.00 each. Can supply on in far North Queensland, Australia

Pm me on 0419158898
Email: yganding@gmail.com
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