Carter and Holmes has a medium sized orchidaruim with a varigated vanilla in it and they got it to bloom last year. Only one bloom and it opened right onto the light and got cooked, but it did bloom. likes alot of light. Of cource the orchidaruim has more than just the vanilla in it. The vanilla is the only permanant plant in it thought I think. I took a picture of the orchidarium last trip I will see if I can find it. It will not be a picture of a flowering vanilla though. I didnt see the flower personaly, but when I asked the folks that took care of the orchidarium he said it did bloom once.