Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vanilla planifolia for sale

Vanilla planifolia - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThere are two floor-to-ceiling Vanilla planifolia plants in the Sonoma greenhouse. As an experiment to learn just how hard it is to root a cutting, I did a couple. Now I have two more plants than I need. I tried twice to sell one of them on eBay, no takers.

Vanilla planifolia - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Vanilla (Vl) contains 100 species growing world wide in the tropical zone. Vanilla planifolia grows in Florida, the West Indies, Central America and Northern South America. It is warm to hot growing, fragrant and needs bright light and can bloom any time of the year.

This is the one I want to sell. The stake in 14 inches, the height of the shipping box. It is growing pretty fast and will soon be too big to ship. Shipping will be $8.50 and I want to get SOMETHING for the plant. I am thinking, including shipping, $15 OBO as of noon Sunday Pacific time takes it. (Remember to 'fall back' tonight). Let me know in the comments.


  1. Hi Richard! I know it's been a while since you posted this, but if you still have the plant, and are willing/able to sell it, I'm interested!

    You can send me an email at:


  2. I am interested in buying a vanilla planifolia mature cutting. A few feet of the freshly cut mature vine is all I need with the cut end soaked in liquid in a plastic tube like they use in corsages. Please email if you have any to sell now( you.

  3. Is this the kind to grow edible vanilla beans? I would like to buy some definitely if so! please e-mail me .

    Thank you and God Bless,


  4. John, it is one of the edible varieties. It is an interesting process.

    This plant is no longer available. It has been more than two years since I posted. I am not a commercial grower, just a collector with excess plants once in awhile.