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 Height||19 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.
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|
|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
- 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