Lighting: Low - Bright Indirect light
Water: About every 5 days
Humidity: Appreciates higher levels of humidity
Native Origin: Mexico & Belize
USDA Hardy Zone: 10 & 11
Vanilla Planifolia is a species of orchid from the tropical Americas. This orchid is a primary source of vanilla flavoring due to the high vanillin content inside the beans. We recommend keeping the soil consistently moist, allowing the top two inches to dry out in between waterings. This orchid only requires indirect light and a biweekly feeding through the growing season.
Vanilla Planifolia will grow beautifully outdoors, but they are not winter hardy and should be brought inside once temperatures dip below 55 degrees. Spring through Fall, keep your orchid in Full Shade and make sure it is not receiving any hot, direct sun. Water once your plant has had a chance to dry out, usually about every 4-6 days with moderate temperatures. You may need to water your Orchid every 2-3 days during periods of extreme heat.