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I'm New Here and my first Orchid

This is a discussion on I'm New Here and my first Orchid within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I'm new here and I just purchased a new Vanilla planifolia. We have had orchids ...

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    Default I'm New Here and my first Orchid

    I'm new here and I just purchased a new Vanilla planifolia. We have had orchids before and just left them on pots in our front yard and they seem to bloom every year. This time I wanted to step it up and try my hands at the Vanilla Orchid. I've been trying to do research on how to take care of it and how to pollinate it with not much success. Anyone have any ideas on a good book to purchase? Or a detailed web site on how to pollinate the flowers?

    Thanks

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Here's a forum thread that has culture info
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...lanifolia.html

    Here's a link to a pollination tutorial with close-up pictures
    Pollinating a vanilla flower

    Good luck!

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    Welcome to the forum!! Can you post a picture of the vanilla? I hear they can be a challenge. Here is another thread:
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...lanifolia.html
    Keep on postin'
    Joe

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    Looks like these guys helped you out, so I will just add a big Welcome!

    Cheers,
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    Welcome to the forum!! I wish I had some advice for you on vanilla, but I've had the same problems pollinating them as you have...it takes a special touch, or at least a great deal of luck!! I've never gotten a pod

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    Thanks for the welcome and the information. I'm still trying to upload photos. Mine are too large and I need to resize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abigtroutt View Post
    Thanks for the welcome and the information. I'm still trying to upload photos. Mine are too large and I need to resize.
    Check out this thread: How to resize photos. Good luck! I look forward to seeing your blooms!

    Cheers,
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