Amruth Home Garden

Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.

Vitiveria zizanioides

  • Bala (Marathi)

Description: Perennial herbs with stout rhizomes. Leaf sheaths compressed, leaves flat, linear lanceolate. Inflorescence paniculate, spikelets in pairs of one sessile and the other pedicelled. Floresta bisexual, pedicelled spikelets compressed.

How to Grow: Mode of Propagation: Vegetative- Vetiver produces viable seeds. But for commercial crop, seeds seldom find favour on account of the viability in seed-raised population. Tillers take longer time for growing and therefore, root slips are the better materials for propagation. Vegetative propagation; through slips- Slips are collected and planted directly in nursery beds/ polybags in the rainy season. The top of slips are cut down before planting to prevent transportation loss, thus giving a better chance for survival of the slips.

Care regime: The most suitable soils consists of loose sandy soils, preferably on the slopy hills. In such soils only, the roots can be easily pulled out without much loss of thin roots. It prefers mild climate, but can be grown under both wet and dry or arid tropical conditions.

Parts Used: Roots

Collection: Earthing up operation is carried out after 60 days which promotes good root development.

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Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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