Vanilla Orchid Plant

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You don’t need a fancy greenhouse or rain forest in the backyard to grow your very own Vanilla Orchid Plant (Vanilla planifolia)! A long vining plant, these are one of a hundred species of Vanilla Orchid that produce seed pods full of flavor and that iconic aroma! Orchid care is easier than youve been led to believe!

Strappy, fleshy foliage and greenish-white, star-shaped blossoms are the perks of this lovely plant! The ruffled central portion of the flower has splashes of yellow and frills. When conditions are right, your flowers will produce long brown seed pods where that wonderful vanilla extract comes from! Far better in aroma and flavor than any store-bought artificial flavoring available!

Climbing and clinging by air roots, even if your Orchid isn’t in bloom, it’s a unique houseplant and conversation piece! Orchids are often given a fussy label in the old days, but today it’s easier than ever to grow these lovely and unique plants!

Planting and Application:

Shooting up trees in their native habitat, provide these climbing Orchids some support and the right environment for them to succeed. Give your Vanilla Orchid a loose soil and a bark-covered pole to climb, and you’ll have a truly unique houseplant! You can also let these be hanging plants and let them dangle and drape over their pots.

Specialty gifts, you’ll see eyes grow wide when you give one of these Orchids to the plant enthusiast on your list! Dress up filtered sunny windows or that humid bathroom with a hanging orchid, or let it climb up a support on a warm enclosed sunroom.

  • Strappy Green Foliage & Twining Air Roots
  • Greenish Star-Shaped Flowers
  • Long Brown Seed Pods for Flavoring
  • Climbing or Hanging Plant
  • Unique Houseplant or Gift

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Vanilla Orchids are flowering vines that prefer partially shaded, filtered sun and higher humidity. So, provide an environment with both and moderate temperatures that will not drop below 50 degrees. Orchids need a very loose, fast-draining soil, comprised of lots of large bark chunks, sand and moderate fertility.

  • Partly Sunny to Filtered Indirect Sun
  • High Humidity, Moderate Soil Moisture & Great Air Circulation
  • Fast Draining, Loose Orchid Potting Soil
  • Moderate Fertility
  • Provide Climbing Support

Add something different to your interior landscape and benefit from the flavorful and aromatic Vanilla Orchid at today! Unique gifts and unique plants to brighten your home, indoors and out!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Vanilla Orchid Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 11-12 or as an indoor plant
Growing Zones 11-12 or as an indoor plant
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vanilla planifolia
Type Houseplant
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Fragrant No