This is the actual plant that is used to grow vanilla beans. It is a species of Vanilla orchid that is native to Mexico. It has a high vanillin content, which is used as a flavoring for many of the foods we like. In addition to its use as a flavoring, this species is an excellent ornamental vine with very unique yellow flowers. The self-fertile flowers are hand-pollinated. Afterwards, the fruits appear as long pods that we know as vanilla beans. These pods, which can reach almost a foot in length are the primary source of vanillin. We offer starter size plants.
We ship live plants on Mondays and Tuesdays only, so please allow at least 1 week for shipping. SORRY, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS.
**Buyer is responsible for frozen plants. USPS is heated, so the plant will be fine unless you leave it at your door too long. But if you are in a cold area and cannot get the plant right away, signature confirmation can be added to the shipping cost. They will hold the plant until you pick it up.