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
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About Khus

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 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)
Flower Colour Olive green
Bloom Time June to August
Difficulty Level 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.

Khus care

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.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 25degrees C (77 degrees F).
Fertilizer 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

Khus uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

When to plant Vetiver grass?

To plant Vetiver grass June- July month is best suited.

How to grow Vetiver grass?

Vetiver is propagated from seeds or slips. . Consider the following points to grow Vetiver plant. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

What does Vetiver plant look like?

Vetiver plant is a perennial bunchgrass belonging to Poaceae family. The vetiver bunch grass has a gregarious habit and grows in tufts.

What is Vetiver plant?

Vetiver is aromatic plant and known for essential oil with a pleasant and persistent odour.

How to plant Vetiver grass?

To plant Vetiver grass consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct or indirect sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect sunlight a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).



Reviews

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Gud quality n healthy plants sent. Excellent packing to ensure plant safety

Pushpa Vinod

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Awesome seeds. All grow and are great.

Mitasha Gupta

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Nice came in good condition

Arunima
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