The vetiver bunch grass has a gregarious habit and grows in tufts. Shoots growing from the underground crown make the plant frost and wildfire resistant, and allow it to survive heavy grazing pressure
Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver is a perennial bunchgrass of the Poaceae family, native to India. In western and northern India, it is popularly known as khus.
||19 inch (48 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 m)
||June to August
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Place plants in full sun in average, well-drained soil. Drainage is important; dont place where roots will sit in water. Leaves develop best flavor in full sun.
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||25degrees C (77 degrees F).
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Khus special feature
Find Medicinal herb khus khus (Vetiver) uses and pictures. Vetiveria zizanioides has been harvested for 3000 years for its medicinal
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- The most important chemical constituents present in the plant are benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurole, and vetivone
- It is also used for its cooling purpose and used to flavour traditional juice or Sharbat
- It is also used to make mat and hand fans