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Vanilla Bean PlantVanilla planifolia

  • Vanilla Bean Plant

    Vanilla Bean Plant

  • Vanilla Bean Plant

    Vanilla Bean Plant

  • Vanilla Bean Plant
  • Vanilla Bean Plant

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Vanilla Bean PlantVanilla planifolia

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Harvest Home-Grown Vanilla with Ease

Why Vanilla Bean Plants?

With the addition of this one-of-a-kind plant, you can now grow your own vanilla beans...no matter where you live! Discover a delicious flavor that's second to none.

Despite its highly sought-after status, it's no-fuss. This unique plant requires minimum maintenance once settled in your home. In fact, you can keep your Vanilla Bean Plant in a pot indoors or out...meaning you're not limited by climate when it comes to home-grown vanilla.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

When you order from our nursery, you receive a well-rooted, more mature Vanilla Bean Plant that quickly establishes in your home. And with proper care, you even could start picking beans after the first few seasons.

Good luck finding a Vanilla Bean Plant at your local big-box. When you order your Vanilla Bean from Fast Growing Trees, you get a rare, tropical variety and healthy specimen that's ready to thrive.

Our bigger Vanilla Plants sell out fast...especially since they're so difficult to find anywhere else. Order your Vanilla Bean Plants now, while they are still available!

Pollination Info

Vanilla Bean Plant Pollination

Vanilla Bean Plants are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Vanilla Bean Plant will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Vanilla plants are tropical orchids known for producing the vanilla bean, the popular spice used in culinary work. They require filtered sunlight or partial shade. Avoid direct sunlight exposure to minimize burn on the leaves.

Well-draining, aerated soil with organic matter such as bark is essential for their growth. For the best results, use well-draining soil and choose a location with filtered sunlight for your plant. An east-facing window is ideal.

Select a pot that's about twice the size of your plant's shipped container, use organic soil, and place your plant in its pot. Keep the humidity up around the plant by setting it on a water-filled pebble tray in its early stages. A light misting with a water bottle in the evenings is great for a more mature plant. Vanilla orchids in nature grow on the bark of trees, so providing support for your vanilla plant to grow is very important - use a stake or a pole to support your plant.

Note: When you receive your plant, you may notice small, white beads or rocks in the soil - this medium is added to increase drainage and keep your plant happy and healthy! 

2. Watering: Water once weekly with warm water until it comes out of the bottom of your pot. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 2 inches down.

3. Fertilizing: Potted plants need to be fertilized every two weeks during the growing season with a low concentration of fertilizer. The best results come from using a formula like 10-10-10 or an orchid fertilizer.

Vanilla plants will have a dormancy period, so you will notice slower or no growth at certain times of year.

FGT Pro Tip: to ensure bean pods hand pollinate the flowers with a small paintbrush. For best results pollinate the flowers within six hours of opening by using the paintbrush to spread the pollen around in the center of the flower. 

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $49 $19.95
$49 + FREE SHIPPING!

Product Details

Mature Height: 6 ft.
Mature Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Vanilla planifolia
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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4-11 patio         /           9-11 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 30℉)

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