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Even though an adult vetiver plant is very strong and resilient, newly planted plants are delicate and should be treated well so that the seed will not fail.  Newly uprooted baby vetiver plants taken from the edges of older beds, should be placed in a nursery with high humidity.  Prune back baby grass leaves till the blades are only 20cm tall, this is partly because the disturbed and reduced root structure, after being dug out of the edge of the bed, can not support the same amount of foliage. Also prune back the roots to 10cm, partly for increased ease in replanting the baby vetiver.  Each plant must have 2 or 3 healthy looking stems.   
 
Even though an adult vetiver plant is very strong and resilient, newly planted plants are delicate and should be treated well so that the seed will not fail.  Newly uprooted baby vetiver plants taken from the edges of older beds, should be placed in a nursery with high humidity.  Prune back baby grass leaves till the blades are only 20cm tall, this is partly because the disturbed and reduced root structure, after being dug out of the edge of the bed, can not support the same amount of foliage. Also prune back the roots to 10cm, partly for increased ease in replanting the baby vetiver.  Each plant must have 2 or 3 healthy looking stems.   
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In a place where rain is scarce vetiver should be planted at the bottom of the ditch, in a place where it rains a lot is better to be planted at the edge of the ditch.  Planting can be facilitated with a simple planting stick or shovel.  Baby plants should be planted along the contour with about 10cm between each plant.  The field should be well wet, and the baby plant should be planted about 3 cm below the surface of the earth and the soil slightly compacted on the sides.
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A barrier is fully established when the plants have come together and form a dense row.
     
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