Top Questions About Vanilla Orchid

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Questions About Vanilla Orchid

Asked by
fergielawyer on
June 18, 2012

Q. how to revive a vanilla orchid

I had my vanilla orchid outside last year and it did well. I had it indoors this winter, and when I took it back out, a squirrel uprooted it! How can I save it? Its root was sheared by the trauma.

Answered by
Heather on
June 20, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

You may not be able to save it as the damage sounds extensive, but the best you can do is to treat it as though it is in transplant shock. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by
Busterfla on
May 29, 2016

Q. Vanilla orchid

I have a vanilla orchid that produces some beans or seed pods but in the past they always turn yellow and fall off within a month or so. This year I had about 50 blooms but I only managed 15 beans. All are still green and healthy looking but one is turning yellow. I am afraid they will all do this unless I do something different. Does anyone know why this happens and what can be done to prevent it? Most of the beans are about 4-5 inches long at this time. I have uploaded pictures if that will help. I have started to use fertilizer for the first time today. It is an orchid specific water soluble “orchid plus” fertilizer. These plants are outside in South Florida. I would appreciate any help you can provide.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 31, 2016
Certified Expert
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You are on the right track.

A fertilizer schedule is key.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/grow-vanilla-orchid.htm

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