This photo shows that the advantage of planting Vetiver in Hedge rows is an extremely effective in fighting erosion and also works as a great wind block.
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Vetiver is used in many Permaculture applications and there are far to many articles to put on this website. Please search google for information and if you have any questions please contact us.
Hello Everyone and welcome to our site! Vetiver Spain is a Certified supplier of Vetiver Plants and one of the largest producers in the EU. We have been growing Vetiver for over 8 years now. We can help you with the design of your project and show you many examples of erosion that we have experienced on our own property. Here is the direct link to our "Photo Gallery" page on our website to see numerous examples. On our land and in our Greenhouses we have over 1 million plants and that number is constantly growing. We can provide individual slips or more mature plants of various sizes. We have trays of plants in 18 or 24 compartments. We also have plants in tall plastic pots. View our website for examples. We can easily provide in excess of 10,000 plants per week.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PLANT!
Now is the time to plant Vetiver in most of Spain and Portugal. Check our our website under the "Growth" page to see different times that we planted and the results. All photos have the dates planted and then the results months later. You can also click here for the direct link.
Vetiver loves to be planted in the early spring when the temperatures are just rising above a low of 10C. Vetiver loves the heat of summer and if watered properly they will be about 2 metres tall by the fall. See the examples on our "Growth" page.
Paco Pelaez is holding up a very young plant that we dug up to show the root system. Paco is Spanish and has been with us the last 5 years starting as our personal gardener. He now manages our plantation, green houses and nursery. Paco is known locally as Señor Vetiver. He has an incredible understanding of Vetiver grass. He now sells it to the permaculture industry and local farmers who grow fruit, citrus, avocado and olive trees in the area. We are also selling Vetiver to Wine Vineyards all over the EU. If you would like to speak to someone in Spanish you can call Paco directly at:
(34) 646 166 820. If unable to contact Paco call David at
(34) 692 288 657.
Presentations at University of Malaga. UMA on July 15, 2016
You can click here for all 5 presentations in both Spanish and English with Dr. Paul Truong from Vetiver.org.
Once again TVNI has provided us all with a lot of wonderful and useful information which is well organized.
(The Vetiver Network International)
"All the information on Vetiver that you wanted to know but were afraid to ask and all gathered together in one place! "
Click on their Logo on the right to go directly to their website.
Here is another example of the huge root systems of the Vetiver Plants. We believe this is in Honduras or El Salvador. You can see how Vetiver can be used as an erosion control plant.
VetiverSpain is a division of Khus Viveros S.L.
Same plants showing the pot bound root balls ready for pick up.
Potted 3 month old plants from our greenhouse ready for pick up in Sayalonga.
Please go to this Contact link to speak to us about pricing and delivery requests.
This photo shows the root growth of a 1 month old plant that was started with 3 individual plants, also called slips.
Above is another example of the amazing root system of the Vetiver Grass. You can see how the plants can build a vertical wall below ground and can also filter water while stopping erosion.
This is a photo of Paco Palaez with a 5 month old plant. Paco manages all of our properties and greenhouses. If you wish to speak Spanish you can call Paco and his number is (34) 646 166 820. In our opinion Paco is by far the most knowledgeable person in the EU when it comes to Vetiver and it's many uses and care. He has been working with Vetiver for over 5 years now. If you cannot get hold of Paco call David at
(34) 692 288 657
Vetiver Grass used as an ornamental hedge in Panama.
Ask us about the Vetiver uses in the Permaculture industry.
This is how we ship or deliver the slips, (individual plants.) They have more root system to start with and therefor plant better and grow faster and become established sooner to help provide techniques to control soil erosion. There are many Vetiver grass benefits .
These are the same plants as in the above photo 4 years later which have no water requirements after the first 3 months. If watered occasionally they will remain a bright green color as you can see in the other photo above and in the photo gallery page. They will also stay green during a rainy season or an area with regular rain. Since the grass is sterile they stay where you plant them. They can only propagate by root division so they will not spread to other locations in your garden. The seeds are sterile so are of no concern.
VetiverSpain provides erosion solutions. We are Certified suppliers of a unique grass system called Vetiver, (Chrysopogon Zizanioides variety Monto.) It is a non invasive sterile grass that is used to fight erosion. It has a very strong vertical root system. Environmental planning. The plant grows to about 1.5 meters and the roots are 3-4 meters deep. There are many uses for Vetiver including perfumes, salves, lotions, etc. We are located in Sayalonga, Spain in the Costa Del Sol. For more information on VetiverSpain erosion solutions and increased crop production please go to the (Team) page or the YouTube page in the menu bar.
First planting at 3 months old.
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The above photo shows the root system of a 2 year old plant in South China. They do not interfere with other trees or plants as their root system grows straight down. Go to our (YouTube) page to see the actual video of a machine digging up this plant to expose the amazing root system.
New News in from TVNI.
The Vetiver Network International
The revised 2015 manual.
The Vetiver System for improving water quality. Thanks to TVNI and the authors
Dr. Paul Truong and Luu Thai Danh.
Paul is the top scientist in the world for using Vetiver for cleansing water. Here is the .pdf download file.
For other articles by Dr. Paul Truong, the leading scientis in the field of Vetiver go to the TVNI network page and search for his articles.
For Spanish here is the link. Aquí está el enlace para los españoles.
We are now carrying Lemongrass for pickup or for shipping throughout the EU. Also check out the nutritional benefits of this amazing plant.
This photo shows how our first plants were shipped to us but they were brown and looked dead. Ours include more roots. They are very hardy and take well to shipping. See our Vetiver Travel Stories page.
After many requests we have introduced 4 new offerings for those who would like to try some plants before making a larger investment. All offers provide you with
"bare root slips." To the right is a photo of the 12 pack. All packages include 72 hour
shipping anywhere on the mainland on Spain or Portugal. All packs include the Spanish Correos shipping boxes. Contact us for costs to other countries including the UK.
Ask us for optional packages for different quantity of plants and we will respond to you.
12 plant pack is priced at 25.75 Euros.
20 plant pack is 35.75 Euros.
60 plant pack for the price of 50 plants is 80 Euros.
110 plant pack for the price of 100 plants is 140 Euros.
You can pay by PAYPAL or Bank transfer. Please email us through our "Contact" page or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, to place an order or for shipping anywhere in the EU. Please feel free to contact us by phone. 34 692 288 657
Moringa Oleifera Trees.
Visit our new page on another miracle plant that we now carry. We have been growing it and using it for years. Click Here!
One main use of Vetiver worldwide is an inexpensive and healthy replenishable animal feed. Check it out here.
Here is a perfect example of how just a few plants can be effective in halting erosion in a line of soil after a heavy rain of about 24mm.