3 month old plants grown from single slips in Sayalonga, Spain.  They were shipped in from Italy 4 years ago.

Below is an excellent example of a study on the ability of the Vetiver grass to withstand fires.  It is an incredibly vibrant grass.

 Thanks to Paul Truong and Frank Mason for this information.  They are Veticon Consulting  in Australia and part of the TVNI team.  Paul is the Technical Director of TVNI.


All articles courtesy of TVNI and www.vetiver.org  Check them out as there is a world of information on their site.

Andrea and Valentina Rossi using Vetiver in vineyards in Tuscany, Italy

Article by John Greenfield of the TVNI from New Zealand.

King of Thailand Vetiver Award for its success in grape production.

Brought to you by Vetiver.org.  The Vetiver System Handbook.  Vetiver System used for agriculture and other uses

Vetiverspain Grass Used To Fight Erosion

Same plants as above on August  19, 2015 with a beautiful (Miracle Tree) Moringa tree in the foreground.

A 3 year old plant that has been cut back every 3 months, dried and then used as mulch, rabbit and horse feed which is high in nutrients.  Our rabbits love it.  Vetiver is widely used in the  Permaculture industry.

We have also discovered that we no longer have issues with mites in our chicken pen and no more ear mite problems with the rabbits.  It used to be are year round problem before adding dried Vetiver to the hay in the pens. 

VetiverSpain Grass used to fight erosion. 

The Vetiver System Handbook  by Agrifloratropicals.com/
Take a look at this handbook for a better understanding of the uses of Vetiver Grass.  There are many useful links to various handbooks and helpful articles on their website.

For information on the ability of Vetiver to withstand cold temperatures click the link below.

Cold Tolerance of Vetiver

This information is provided by Agriflora Tropicals

Aguas Buenas Puerto Rico, USA

If you would like more in depth information on Vetiver provided by this company please clickhere to go to Agriflora Tropicals.

A Division of Khus Viveros SL, Spain

Hello Everyone,
My husband and I live in Sayalonga which is in the Costa Del Sol area of Spain.  When we first moved to Spain our house was located on a mountainside that was not really usable land.  We had a contractor come in with a mini digger and terrace the whole property and then we gained a lot of useful land, but there was one problem.  We had bad soil erosion in the first heavy rain so I started researching for something to plant with a good root structure.  I came upon the Vetiver Grass system.  Also known as Chrysopogon Zizanioides.  It solved our problem so we planted more and more and then our erosion problems were quickly solved.  I have attached a number of links below to show how this grass is helping in many parts of the world not only for soil erosion but also for purifying water systems.  There also is a great selection of photos.  If you have any questions please contact us at info@vetiverspain.com

​​Below are some interesting and informative links to understand more about this unique grass.

Understanding the Vetiver Grass System




Vetiver Brazil

Different ways for growing and harvesting Vetiver.

Visit our Youtube page here, or see the links below:

​​Youtube of Vetiver roots excavation

Youtube of an animated version of the system

Youtube Planting and growing Vetiver grass

Youtube Sistema Vetiver

Youtube link of our gardener Paco Palaez planting a slip.

For hundreds of photos of Vetiver from around

the world please click here.

Links to more useful information:

Vetiver Grass Technical Specifications

Vetiver Conference in Columbia 2013 in Spanish and English where

there are many photos and articles.

National Geographic article.  "Roots of Steel"

Vetiver used as cattle feed.

Research on the uses of Vetiver to control "Leachate" problems from landfills and mining activities.  Many thanks to TVNI at www.vetiver.org for the information.

How to grow Vetiver for the essential oils from their roots for many different purposes in many different ways.  Clickhere for the PDF file from www.vetiver.org.


This is only one link.  Credit goes to TVNI.  Click Ethiopia   This is only one of many links, too many articles, examples and YouTubes to list here.

For more information on increasing crop production, search here

Another great article by TVNI about crop yield increases using Vetiver.

Download the .PDF file Here.

Link to TVNI for information on cleansing contaminated land and water.

Spanish Trials using Vetiver near Lorca,

the Murcia Region of Spain.  See section 5.02 of the article.

USDA Vetiver Planting guide with thanks to Agriflora in Puerto Rico. 

Free PDF download in English or Spanish.

Also from Agriflora here is a link to an article about the

Cold Tolerance of Vetiver.