vanilla is always propagated by stem cuttings. In vegetative
propagation, the cuttings should be taken from healthy
vigorous plants and may be cut from any part of the vine.
The length of the cutting is usually determined by the
amount of planting material available.
Cuttings, 90-100 cm in length, are usually preferable.
two to three leaves should be removed from the base, which
is inserted into the humiclayer and mulch. With short cuttings,
least two nodes should be left above ground. The portions
above ground should be tied to the support until the aerial
roots have obtained a firm grasp. Because of their succulent
nature, cuttings can be stored or transported for periods
of up to two weeks if required.