The Herbivicus Charm,[2] also known as the Gardening Charm,[3] (Herbivicus) was a charm used to rapidly increase the growth rate of plants and cause flowers to bloom.[1] Herbivicus Duo was a stronger version of this charm.[1]


Upon casting, a twisting jet of brilliant green light would shoot from the wand. A crackling ball of emerald-green energy would appear at the tip of the wand, with an identical one appearing at the plant one was charming, with a thick jet of green light connected them. The plant would rapidly begin blooming.[1]


Around Valentine's Day in 1989, to celebrate the holiday, classes in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry provided subject-related lessons, and this charm was taught in fifth year's Herbology class for the special occasion by Professor Pomona Sprout. She specifically taught them how to grow red roses with the charm.[2]

Harry Potter using this charm to bloom a plant in a Hogwarts greenhouse

A spellbook which detailed how to cast this charm was owned by Professor Sprout, which she used to help teach the charm to her Herbology students, from the fourth year onward, the year this spell is taught. This spellbook could be found in the Hogwarts greenhouses.[1]

Volunteers of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force were advised on using this charm by Constance Pickering to help accelerate the growth of plants they grew in Greenhouses, for usage in Potion-making.[4]

Known practitioners

See also

Behind the scenes

The Herbivicus Charm as seen in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

  • This spell may be related to Rose Growth, a charm which has identical effects, but which presumably only works on rose bushes.


Notes and references

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