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Where is a good source to purchase VANILLA CHAMISSONIS and other exotic orchids?

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Tracy

I'm guessing that in Southern Colorado you will have to order online as opposed to visiting a local grower.  Andy's Orchids is online and ships orchids.  I don't know which species of Vanilla Andy grows, but I did see some variety when I visited his place last month.    It is fun to visit when he has his open houses as well, which are usually once a quarter.  https://andysorchids.com/

Andy carries species only, no hybrid orchids and a tremendous variety.  Sunset Valley Orchids is another option for hybrids https://www.sunsetvalleyorchids.com/

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Hillizard

For another possible source, I got a Vanilla barbellata:  (http://goorchids.northamericanorchidcenter.org/species/vanilla/barbellata/) from: http://undergroundroots.net/a-z-buy-live-plants/buy-vanilla-barbellata-live-plants.html

It's done OK this winter in my unheated, east-facing sunroom.

 

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metalfan

I have had Vanilla barbellata for years. It is growing literally like a weed in my greenhouse and bloomed twice this summer.

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Missi

I have a species of Vanilla growing like a weed in my lanai and outside of my lanai ON the lanai screen LOL It started as a cutting from a friend years ago. She just called it vanilla vine, so I have no idea what species it is. That only thing that makes it look unhappy is direct sun.

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PalmatierMeg

I have a typical vanilla bean orchid I got as a cutting at a plant sale last spring. I also have two native FL orchids (barbellata & dilloniana) from eBay. All are planted next to large palms in my back yard jungle. The vanilla bean plant is racing for the sky, the other two are a lot slower. There are many internet orchid sellers that have the Vanilla genus

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metalfan

The most common vanilla (the one grown commercially for beans) is planifoila. I have a variegated one that I've had for years.

This is an (overexposed) photo of my barbellata the last time it bloomed.

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