Vanilla in a Greenhouse – the Story Continues

Filip van Noort
Wageningen UR Glastuinbouw
Bleiswijk, Netherlands


What are the possibilities of greenhouse growing? In the past years a vanilla cultivation protocol was been made for greenhouses in the Netherlands. This protocol could be useful for other places in the world too, but research is needed to explore what is possible in other countries. I will share the protocol, possibilities and challenges.


This cultivation protocol is based on a single plant system and that system is developed in order to avoid loss on plants due to fusarium. I will try to touch al the parameters of cultivation, like light, climate, watering and fertilization. Also subjects as plant material (tissue culture and cuttings), length growth plants, flower induction, density and possible production will be part of the presentation. There is still a lot unknown and I want to touch some topics that I think deserve research.


Filip van Noort has experience in general practical applied research with flowering and green pot plants, ornamentals and ‘new’ greenhouse vegetables or ingredient plants like Vanilla, Black Pepper, Plumeria, Papaya, Passionfruit, Medicinal Cannabis. He is a specialist on growth and development on various pot plants, especially on flowering of plants including Hydrangea, Gerbera, Kalanchoë, Pot chrysanthemum. He is also involved in experiments with crop health (botrytis), substrates, fertilization (effects of low phosphate), (diffuse) light etc.