This is a great time to be planting Vetiver!
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Vetiver is indigenous to India. We can still plant Vetiver in most of Spain, Portugal, and other countries in the EU when temperatures are above 10 C.
See our page under "Growth" to see many examples of the different times over the years that we have planted Vetiver and the end results.
All photos have the planting dates and the results months later. Unlike a lot of plants Vetiver loves to be planted when the temperatures start to rise above 10C in the early spring and then throughout the summer when it is hot. The reason is that they need 3-4 months of hot summer temperatures to establish themselves before the upcoming winter season. If watered properly the Vetiver plants will be about 2 metres tall by the fall.
Vetiver Spain is a Certified Supplier of Vetiver Plants and we are 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 compartment configuration. We also have plants in tall plastic pots and grow bags. View our website for examples. We can easily provide in excess of 10,000 plants per week and can arrange special pricing and delivery as needed. We also work with a number of qualified Landscaping companies to help in planting. Please contact us with any questions.
Color of Vetiver in the Winter.
One main use of Vetiver worldwide is an inexpensive and healthy replenishable animal feed. Check it out here.
Vetiver trays ready for delivery or for pickup in Sayalonga about 45 minutes east of Malaga.
This photo of six month old plants shows the reason that Vetiver is great for erosion control. ROOTS!
Vetiver has many uses in the Permaculture industry 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.
Permaculture applications by Paul at "Back To La Tierra" a natural retreat in Mijas, Spain is now open!
The photo above is Paco Pelaez holding up a very young plant that he dug up to show the root system. Paco is Spanish and has been with us for over 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 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.
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.
6 month old Vetiver in Sayalonga, Spain
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! "
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VetiverSpain is a division of Khus Viveros S.L.
Please go to this Contact link to speak to us about pricing and special delivery requests.
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.
Vetiver Grass used as an ornamental hedge in Panama. soil erosion control techniques.
Ask us about the uses of Vetiver in the Permaculture industry.
These are the same plants as in the above photo 4 years later which had 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. Vetiver seeds of our variety are sterile so they can only be propagated by root division so they are safe in any garden and do not spread.
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. Vetiver is great for environmental planning. The plant grows to about 2 meters and the roots are 3-4 metres 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 Vetiver Spain erosion solutions and increased crop production please go to the (About) page or the YouTube page in the menu bar.
First planting at 3 months old.
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.
For those who already own Vetiver. Now is the time to cut back your plants to about 25cm and they will grow faster and also turn green for the summer.
A new idea for everyone that already owns Vetiver. Vetiver flowers with it's winter colors makes for a unique centerpiece.
The two photos above are some freshly harvested mature Vetiver plants . They are mostly are sold but we do have more. We harvest every Thursday and Saturday and are presently taking orders. Also notice the Moringa trees. We will be planting heavily over the winter in the greenhouse so they will be ready in the spring. Make your reservations now.
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.
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.
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Above 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.
Green house trays and Vetiver in bags.
Vetiver used in Santa Marta Spain for cleaning the waste water that is produced by processing olives and grapes at their Cooperative. Click here.
A clients 6 month old plants near Granada.
A great video explaining the benefits of Vetiver in just 6 minutes. Vetiver - A Farmer's Friend
7,000 plants being picked up for the 2 hour drive to Mijas, Spain.
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.
Our Vetiver being used to clean the water in a pond in Latvia!