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Orchid Vanilla planifolia Florida native 2ft. vine

Orchid Vanilla planifolia Florida native 2ft. vine

Regular price $32.99 USD
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Vanilla planifolia
This listing is for a single 2 foot big thick stem cutting, not small thin stem starting piece.

Vanilla planifolia is a species that is native to Florida, Mexico and Central America. This is a Florida native Florida grown cutting of 2 feet that has a nice thick stem. Not small thin stemmed 6 to 12 inch starter cuttings. First photo is of a bloom. The portion you will receive is from a mature blooming plant as seen in next two photos that is growing bare root on lattice. Remaining photos are of plants similar to what you will receive.

 Like most orchids you buy in the stores it is an epiphytic plant, not a terrestrial, it grows on tree branches. However Vanilla orchids do start off in the ground where the bean seed pod fell. Your plant can be attached bar root to trellis, section of lattice, hung in vanda hanging basket or placed in pot of sphagnum moss with wood stake to tie vine on.  If you pot plant, place cutting in a 6" to 8" pot of sphagnum moss, plant two leaves down into moss. Be sure to keep moist. Remaining plant vine tied to stake or trellis. If you live in South Florida, South Texas, South California you can plant at base of tree once roots are established in a pot of sphagnum moss. I find this has better results than just plant cutting directly into ground. However just simply tie Vanilla to trunk of a tree is fine as see in pics plants are not potted, not in the ground, just hang from two 4 x 8 lattice panels. In northern climates keep indoors in very bright room, near window great and can bring outdoors once overnight temps are going to be above 50 degrees to be safe. Bright filtered/ shaded light. 

Vanilla grows in the wild in South Florida and his a vine type growth as it works it'd where up truck of a tree and grows along and hanging from the tree's branches. 
The Vanilla planifolia blooms are large eye catching long star like petals of light cream green and lip extends trumpet like in whitish cream with brighter yellow throat with the leaves being long with pointed ends. Vanilla phaeantha similar look has leaves that are wider, blossom petals are light green and lip is white outside and light yellow inside.

Shipping Info

Vandas and other Orchids when possible will be sent in spike. While most often blooms arrive fine I can not guarantee flowers do to handing during shipping.

When shipped USPS Priority Mail up to $50 is covered, if you purchase is of greater value and you want package insured please contact me.

I am not responsible for plants or items lost, damaged or destroyed during shipping (including freezing or drying from cold or heat) by the post office or left outdoors after delivery.

If item is returned by P.O. or other carrier as unable to deliver you will need to pay new shipping to have item resent.



Bottom leaves may yellow during or soon after shipping due to stress of mailing, simply remove these older leaves. 

 All Vanda should be soaked well upon arriving to re-hydrate and soaked again the next day.

 Cold weather warning!!! If you are or will be in next two weeks having below freezing temperatures consider not placing order or be aware the shipping may result in Cold Damage or plant death.  Purchase HEAT Pack from Mad Happenings Store to be included when temp is in the 30s. Even with Heat Pack, the package can not be left outside after delivery. Temperature below 25 is too cold to ship, even with Heat Pack.

Plants shipped during cold weather without heat packs that suffer damage or die will not be replaced.

Hot weather warning!!! If you are or will be having temperatures above 90 degrees it may place plants at risk of Heat Damage which I am not responsible for and will NOT refund or replace if damaged. Consider delaying order. Early morning deliveries much better than deliveries later in the day where package sits in delivery truck for hours in the heat. 

Steps to take to lessen weather related risk; Do not let package remain outside after delivery. Have held at Post Office for you to pick up.

Please review listing information and know what you are ordering. When selling more than one plant, photos are similar to plant you will receive. First photo is often of flowering or mature plant, additional pics are representative of plant(s) you will receive as described in written listing info.
Items shipped are as described and unless you receive the wrong item, not as described or pictured should not be a reason to request refund. No refunds for changed mind, size, does not fit planned use, not what I expected.
Must contact within one day of receiving with concern if you believe return or refund is warranted or other issue such as item missing.

 If you do have an issue after receiving plant(s), please contact me to see what we can work out before giving negative feedback.

 I will work with you to accommodate reasonable request and resolve issues. 

I am a Fl. Dept. of Agriculture Certified Grower since 2008, plants are inspected.
My handling time ( 5 to 10 business days ) allows for shipping most items at beginning of week, weather conditions, the pulling plants from stock including offsite greenhouse which I visit usually only once a week.
Plants are prepared for shipping which includes for most a day of hydrating followed by a day to allow plants to dry. Plants like Tillandsia and Vanda orchids need to be completely dry prior to boxing. Shipping damp in a warm dark place increases chance for fungus to develop. Recommend you always do preventative treatment on any plant shipped and then water thoroughly to rehydrate. See care information from Mad Happenings and contact as soon as any concerns appear, waiting to see how plant does will not help.

Care information

Bottom leaves may yellow during or soon after shipping due to stress of mailing, simply remove these older leaves. 

 If you have a particular planned use such as for resale, gift, craft work, terrariums, or other ideals please message me with any questions to make sure plants are suitable for this use. 

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