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Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver and khus, is a perennial bunchgrass of the family Poaceae. Vetiver is most closely related to Sorghum but shares many morphological characteristics with other fragrant grasses, such as lemongrass, citronella, and palmarosa. Vetiver grass is grown for many purposes. The plant helps to stabilize soil and protects it against erosion, but it can also protect fields against pests and weeds.

Vetiver Grass

Vetiver Grass

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Vetiver gras is one of the key elements for regenerative Tropical Permaculture systems. Documented experience about transporting, growing, transplanting and various use cases of vetiver grass.

As you may know GaiaVerso focuses on Holistic Regenerative Ecosystem Design. Which means in other words explained – We create natural systems which are fully able to re-generate them-selfs automatically. For obvious reasons those smart-systems, take a while to get started depending on the surrounding and the entire system. The base philosophy continue to be the tropical permaculture principles. A good example of a regenerative process would be a reforestation. Where there is a lot of inicial work but on the long-term nature takes care of the rest. Vetiver grass fits perfectly into a Re-generative plant.

Pruning Vetiver Grass

Did you know that pruning of the vetiver grass, at its right time works like a carbon bomb? Pruning of vetiver fences up to a height of 30 to 50 cm. Makes them thicker and consequently more effective in filtering runoff water and erosion. BTW vetiver has more than 1000 uses (construction materials, forage for livestock, landscaping and ornamentals, mulch, compost, veneer, fiber board, ash for concrete work, and insecticide).