At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
- Pomona Sprout: "And so, for your Valentine's Day lesson, we will be tending to roses."
- Nymphadora Tonks: "I don't see any roses."
- Pomona Sprout: "Of course we must grow them, Miss Tonks. Please pay close attention as I teach you the Herbivicus Charm..."
- — Professor Sprout introducing this charm to fifth year Herbology students[src]
The Herbivicus Charm, also known as the Herbivicus Spell or Gardening Charm, (Herbivicus) was a charm used to rapidly increase the growth rate of plants and cause flowers to bloom. Herbivicus Duo was a stronger version of this charm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Behind the scenes
- This spell may be related to Rose Growth, a charm which has identical effects, but which presumably only works on rose bushes.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game) (NDS version only)
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells (First identified as the Gardening Charm)
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