The vanilla plant is a member of the orchid family and grows in the
form of a vine.
In the wild state, it lives in tropical rainforests,
where it attaches to supports (tree trunks)through aerial roots put out
by the stalk.
This orchid grows well in the humus-rich soils of deep, humid valleys.
The vines are propagated by making cuttings in plant compost at the foot
of a stake, which serves as a support.
There are two different types of stakes:
The artificial stake (shade houses)
> wooden pole or any other artificial support for the vine.