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.
After many requests we have introduced 3 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 in Spain or Portugal. All packs include the Correos shipping boxes.
Ask us for optional packages for different quantity of plants and we will respond to you.
12 plant pack is priced at 24.75 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 email@example.com 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
Here is another example of the huge root systems of the Vetiver Plants. We believe this is in Hondurals 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.
In December of 2008 the Spanish Government released a public document that recommended the use of Vetiver to fight erosion in Spain.
See the link below to download a copy of the publication.
This is a photo of a plant that was excavated to show the impressive root system of the Vetiver Grass.
Vetiver Grass used as an ornamental hedge in Panama.
Ask us about the Vetiver uses in the Permaculture industry.
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 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.
We are now carrying Lemongrass for pickup or for shipping throughout the EU.
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This photo shows the root growth of a 1 month old plant that was started with 3 individual plants, also called slips.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 nurseries. Paco is also known locally as Señor Vetiver. He has an incredible understanding of Vetiver grass. He now sells it to the permaculture farmers, fruit and olive farmers in the area.
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.
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.
One main use of Vetiver worldwide is an inexpensive and healthy replenishable animal feed. Check it out here.
On July 15, 2016 there was a major presentation sponsored by the University of Malaga, (UMA) to better understand the many uses of the Vetiver Grass System. Attending the presentation were Agricultural, Engineering and Government professionals. The main presenter was Dr. Paul Truong who came in from Australia. Dr. Paul is the technical director and a co-founder of TVNI (The Vetiver Network International). You can find more information by Dr. Paul at www.vetiver.org. You can click here for all 5 PowerPoint presentations in both Spanish and English.
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.
First planting at 3 months old.
This photo shows that the advantage of planting Vetiver in rows is extremely effective in fighting erosion.
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 the (Youtube) Page link in the menu bar at the top of the page to see the actual video of a machine digging up this plant to expose the amazing root system.