Flat Leafed Vanilla
5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)
About Flat Leafed Vanilla
Flat Leafed Vanilla is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs lots of water to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as easy to propagate and being a survivor with a whopping 122 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Flat Leafed Vanilla belongs to the Vanilla genus, and is native to Mexico and Central America.
Also known as
Flat leaved vanila or West Indian Vanila
How to care for Flat Leafed Vanilla
Flat Leafed Vanilla needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Flat Leafed Vanilla can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Flat Leafed Vanilla after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I owned this plant for several months before it clicked that this is what vanilla beans come from! They don’t bloom until they’re fairly mature but I love it still. The leaves are nice and shiny and the roots are amazing - they kind of grab on to the potting medium and you can even see the little grabbing bits.
Not a great plant if you’re looking for something that’s going to be blooming all the time.