Vanilla planifolia /Vanilla

Vanilla planifolia  / Vanilla planifolia
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Scientific Name: Vanilla planifolia
Common Name: Vanilla
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Green, Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: An orchid plant cultivated for its seed pods from which vanilla flavoring is extracted. Flowers, greenish-yellow in color, are produced only when plants are mature or 10 or more feet in length.