Vanilla planifolia - vanilla orchid DESCRIPTION: Exotic climber/trailer with fleshy leaves and clusters of cream-green waxy orchid flowers which open for a day. Hand-pollinate flowers on mature (over 3m) plants to produce the long green beans which ripen and dry into the world-famous vanilla flavouring. USE IN: Unusual indoor plant, or outside in tropical gardens over 15C LOCATION: Plant in free-draining compost or orchid mix in bright or dappled light in the garden or indoors. CARE: Mist regularly to maintain humidity if the air is dry. Avoid the sap which can be an irritant HEIGHT & WIDTH: 3m H x 0.2m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.