Vetiver Grass - Monto

Chrysopogon zizanioides

Retaining bank of Vetiver Grass at Kyogle at Andres place

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A non-invasive clumping type grass that does not produce viable seed. Excellent for erosion control as it produces a massive root system that grows straight down rather than out from the plant. It creates a sort of curtain beneath the soil, trapping sediment and slowing down the movement of water. Because the grass grows down instead of outward, it does not become invasive. The roots are very deep, so its best to decide carefully where to plant it because it is very hard to dig up. Watch this Youtube to show a great idea of hedging Vetiver and using it as mulch.
Other Names: Monto

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Specifications of Vetiver Grass - Monto

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

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Vetiver Grass - Monto Reviews & Tips

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Jude Berg
★★★★★ 5months ago

Ballina, NSW, Australia

Vetiver Grass - Monto

Essential oil from the root used i fragrances & cosmetics.

★★★★★ 2y ago


It grows fast and forms an excellent hedge that is easy to prune and gives lots ofbiomass for mulching nearby 

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