95% of the worlds vanilla comes from a orchid. You can grow your own vanilla at home! The vanilla orchid likes indirect light, dry soil and does not typically need fertilizing. They are semi-epiphytic, which means they have aerial roots that will soak up moisture from humid air and like to have a pole to climb on. Pollinate your vanilla orchid by using a small paint brush to dust the pollen along the flower blossoms. Vanilla pods will form and take about 9 months to grow before they can be harvested.
Light: Indirect/semi -shade (can have morning sun)
Water: Water when soil is completly dry. The plant will need a 2 month dry period to flower
Fertilization: Not really needed