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Vanilla Planifolia - Smallest seedling ever!

This is a discussion on Vanilla Planifolia - Smallest seedling ever! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I waited for 20 days (!) for this seedling (appr. 2") to arrive from UK. ...

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    Default Vanilla Planifolia - Smallest seedling ever!

    I waited for 20 days (!) for this seedling (appr. 2") to arrive from UK. I've been giving it some TLC and now I realise that this grows pretty fast for an orchid.
    Well it's gonna take 2-3 years to bloom so...I'll be in touch
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    I agree- the vanilla vines in our greenhouse at school grew...well, like vines!! haha That will be a fun orchid to have...you'll have to pollinate it and wait the 9 months to get your very own vanilla bean :-)

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    they grow fast and can get very big!!

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    What a cute, innocent looking little baby. :-)

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    The little suckers will take over a small tree in a heartbeat. LOL
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    Now you're starting to scare me! Should I grow it in a cage?

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    Maybe it's own greenhouse - if it grows that big then a cage won't hold it. Not if we are talking birdcages!

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    It'll get its own place when it turns 18 and that's final.

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    I thought about getting one once, but I have seen posts where some have had these for more than 10 years without a bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoOrchid View Post
    I thought about getting one once, but I have seen posts where some have had these for more than 10 years without a bloom.
    Lol, I used to think our vanilla never bloomed too, till one day I noticed the dry flowers. I did a little research and found that vanilla blooms last for a very short period of time. So, in a green house it is easy to miss the blooms. Since that time, we moved our vanilla to a spot near the door. It now grows up the side of the GH and we get to enjoy the short lived blooms.

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