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Vanilla planifolia 'Vanilla Orchid'

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About This Product

Species Name: Vanilla planifolia

Common name(s): Vanilla Orchid

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Rare orchid, Vanilla planifolia will bloom only after a minimum of two years, and only when it reaches a length of thirty feet or more
  • Glossy green leaves on a sturdy vine
  • Responsible for the vanilla flavoring that we all know and love

Recommended Pot Size: Small - Medium 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Temperature Requirement (°F): 60-85°

Humidity: Humid (70-100%)

Watering Frequency: Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Lighting: Grows best in shade, but can tolerate short periods of indirect light

Soil Type: Orchids prefer a soil mix of 80% fir bark and 20% coarse sphagnum peat like Orchiata Orchid Substrate

Growth Rate: Slow - Moderate 

Height/Length at Maturity: 8-10 feet long (indoors)

Origin: Central and South America 

Regional locality: Humid evergreen forests

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:

Care Notes: Flowering and fruiting are rare in homegrown vanilla plants. If you are lucky enough to get a flower it must be pollinated manually, during the morning, if fruit is desired. The plants are self-fertile, and pollination simply requires a transfer of the pollen from the anther to the stigma. If not pollinated, the flower will be dropped the next day. 

Shipping Notes: As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.


The plant pictured is in a 2.5 inch pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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Excellent product

Received on time, packed well, I'm excellent condition. Doing great in my vavarium. Thank you all at Josh's Frogs.


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Great vanilla orchid plant!

I received 2 vanilla orchid plants on July 31st. As of September 1st they each have grown almost 2 inches and are doing very well! I keep them on a rack over a large pan of water in a warm room (about 80 degrees) and I spray with water at least twice daily. I'm going to transplant them soon into larger orchid pots with sphagnum moss, as they came planted in. Josh's Frogs contacted me after they were delivered and they also answered my questions about caring for the orchids. I will totally continue to order from them!


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Great vanilla orchid plant!

I received my vanilla orchid plants on July 31st and as of September 1st that each have grown about 2 inches. They came very healthy and Josh's Frogs contacted me to see how they we doing. They also answered several questions about caring for my orchids. I would definitely order from Josh's Frogs again and again!


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As usual you never fail to deliver. My orchids are beautiful. They arrived almost as soon as I hit send. I will definitely order again


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Elegant small plant

This plant is elegant, easy to grow indoors and is forgiving if you forget to water. Likes bright light and sends out shoots rather fast.

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