Leafless Vanilla Vine (Vanilla aphylla) 無葉梵尼蘭

Leafless Vanilla Vine (Vanilla aphylla) 無葉梵尼蘭


Leafless Vanilla Vine (Vanilla aphylla) cuttings. 無葉梵尼蘭的扦插枝條.


Leafless Vanilla Vine (Vanilla aphylla) cuttings on the vertical hanging board. 無葉梵尼蘭的扦插枝條與水苔上板種植.

Vanilla aphylla is a very unique!   This species of vanilla orchid which is native to Southeast Asia. It is a leafless vine which can cling on trees/structure with its fleshy roots to support itself as it grows.  Best grow in tropical climate in partial shade to full shade location with high humidity.  Its orchid flowers are very pretty, blooming in mid spring to early summer. USDA Zones:9-11. Ripe seed pods of vanilla orchid are well know as commercial vanilla beans are from Vanilla planifolia, each seed pod contains thousands of tiny seeds.   Propagate by seeds/cuttings or division.

無葉梵尼蘭還蠻特別的!  這個物種的梵尼蘭原生於東南亞. 無葉的多肉枝條攀附在樹上或可攀附的東西上,藉著生根附著續爬長大長長. 最好栽種在熱帶溫暖多濕環境的半日照到全蔭/散光處.  仲春到夏初它開的蘭花很美. 喜熱不耐寒. 商業用成熟的種莢能作為香草調味的物種是Vanilla planifolia,每個成熟種莢有上千個細小種子.  繁殖方式以種子/枝條扦插或分株方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_aphylla                        http://eol.org/pages/1128023/overview




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