This is the yellow variegated variety of the Vanilla orchid of commerce. Vanilla spice comes from the cured pod of this vining orchid. The Vanilla orchid is, terrestrial, and grows in a loose soil mix. This vine has oblong succulent leaves that are variegated with yellow stripes. The flowers are a greenish yellow and only develop on mature plants. This orchid is easy to grow if given bright light. Grow it in the average home or greenhouse as a novelty.
Shade to partial shade, temp. 50 to 95 degrees, will vine 10to 15ft. tall, allow to get dry between watering