Vanilla cf. planifolia

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  • showy flowering plant
We recently found these nice vanilla orchid specimens at the Fairchild Farm but they did not have a label.  We are pretty sure that they are classic flat-leafed vanilla, Vanilla planifolia, the most widely cultivated source of vanilla flavoring.  This climbing species is native to Mexico and the Caribbean all the way to northern South America.  It has succulent leaves and stems and grows up trees or walls with thick aerial roots that adhere to surfaces. It does best in bright but shaded locations and requires watering to become established. It needs good drainage. (Pot size: 1 gallon)
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