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#1 User is offline   SalmanTropical 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:01 PM

Hello,
I have a matured vanilla plant but it will not bloom, any advice?
can I put it in the airconditioning room each night?

Thank you
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Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

HOw big is it?
Vanilla has to be quite tall b4 it can bloom. Like 2-3 feet above. This grows best under strong light.
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Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:29 AM

Vanilla grows well in tropical Java.
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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:00 AM

My vanilla is growing for the past 9 years. I have given away 20-30 feet of them. They just grow longer and longer, but never bloom. Now I just treat it as my Christmas tree because it is taking up so much space ( I have no more space for the Christmas tree), lol. Long given up any hope of it blooming. I reckon It is a super long plant now if I were to stretch my 2 pots out.
Here's what one pot looked like during Christmas. This pot should be about more than 40 ft of vanilla hanged up and down many times over a 2 meter pole. The other pot gets lots of sun, and the leaves are very light green and yellow in colour. Still no bloom.
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/PC204933_zpsa65a161e.jpg

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

View Poststhh, on 29 August 2014 - 11:00 AM, said:

My vanilla is growing for the past 9 years. I have given away 20-30 feet of them. They just grow longer and longer, but never bloom. Now I just treat it as my Christmas tree because it is taking up so much space ( I have no more space for the Christmas tree), lol. Long given up any hope of it blooming. I reckon It is a super long plant now if I were to stretch my 2 pots out.
Here's what one pot looked like during Christmas. This pot should be about more than 40 ft of vanilla hanged up and down many times over a 2 meter pole. The other pot gets lots of sun, and the leaves are very light green and yellow in colour. Still no bloom.
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/PC204933_zpsa65a161e.jpg



I love your Christmas tree!

Have you tried growing up a tree tho?
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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:48 PM

View Postkeff, on 29 August 2014 - 12:26 PM, said:

I love your Christmas tree!

Have you tried growing up a tree tho?

Nope. I have no tree to grow a vanilla. The next best option for my vanilla to flower is to keep it in my bedroom, where it will have a bigger difference in day and night temperature, which will hopefully induce flowering. But these vanilla take up too much space.
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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:51 PM

That plant need to be grown outdoor and it is no guarantee for it to bloom as it not a free flowering plant .
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Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

Checked with botanic gardens and they Sid that their vanilla is about .5 meters tall and blooms every few months.
Any comment?


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:41 PM

Where is that plant, Salman?
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Posted 21 October 2014 - 11:13 AM

View PostSalmanTropical, on 06 September 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

Checked with botanic gardens and they Sid that their vanilla is about .5 meters tall and blooms every few months.
Any comment?


Salman





Are you sure, you ask again and we can make arrangement to visit them in group. my taller than that and never ever see a single bloom! live in the wild, up the palm tree.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 02:26 PM

View PostSalmanTropical, on 06 September 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

Checked with botanic gardens and they Sid that their vanilla is about .5 meters tall and blooms every few months.
Any comment?


Salman


Which Botanical Garden ?
I have Vanilla grifithii for 10 years now - not once did it bloom.
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Posted 05 November 2014 - 02:29 PM

I did some research and found that vanilla grows in Malaysia at places with similar climate as we have here.
So, any comments on why our vanilla does not bloom???


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 09:11 PM

I almost killed my vanilla plant, really, the whole vine withered and luckily one shoot resprouted.
I put it in air con, the only water it got was diluted flowering fert and dry conditions to stimulate flowering.
So how now?

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