Plants – V

***This post is a part of my April A to Z series where this year I will be highlighting different plants each day.  Check out this page to see all of my posts combined on one easy sheet. ***

Vanilla planifolia

Origin- South East Mexico and Guatemala

Lighting –best with bright light but will survive in low light conditions

Water – loves humid conditions (75%rh+) and moist soil

Temperature-loves warm 70+ temperatures

This orchid is also a vine that will climb and attach itself to a tree.  The flowers last one day only and must be pollinated to produce a seed pod “vanilla bean”.  Seed pods will only be produced on plants that are mature which is typically larger than 10′ so don’t expect any vanilla beans in your future.  The seed pods are utilized for many purposes including vanilla extract.


  $10.99 at NE Herp

Photos taken by NE Herp.  Check them out here.

Vriesea ‘Josefa Leon’

Origin- Florida, USA

Lighting –bright light


This gorgeous bromeliad has a lovely pattern with hints of yellow and red/pink.  This plant is will throw up a yellow spike with yellow flowers.  This bromeliad can reach up to 2′ in diameter.


  $100.00 at Michaels Bromeliads

Photos taken by Michaels Bromeliads.  Check them out here.

Thanks for checking out some cool plants and hope to see you back here every day except for Sundays during the month of April.  Check out all the posts here!

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