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,[2] also known as the Herbivicus Spell[1] or 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]

Effects

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]

History

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

This spell 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.

Appearances

Notes and references


Herbology
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Herbologists
Blossom Degrasse · Miranda Goshawk · Quiac Marinus · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Gethsemane Prickle · Sanjay Shanker · Selina Sapworthy · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand
Herbology at Hogwarts
Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
Greenhouses One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
Professors Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom · Unnamed Professor (19th century)
Textbooks Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Ingredient Encyclopedia · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wondrous Water Plants
Plants studied and grown at Hogwarts
Aconite · Asphodel · Belladonna · Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Bubotuber pus · Chinese Chomping Cabbage · Devil's Snare · Dittany · Fanged Geranium · Fat cactus-like plant · Fire Seed Bush · Flitterbloom · Flutterby bush · Fluxweed · Gillyweed · Ginger · Honking daffodil · Knotgrass · Lavender · Leaping Toadstool · Mandrake · Mimbulus mimbletonia · Mistletoe · Moly · Nettle · Puffapod · Raspberry · Rose · Sage · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Shrivelfig · Snargaluff · Sneezewort · Sopophorous plant · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Stinksap · Toad-eating plant · Umbrella Flower · Valerian · Vampiric vegetation · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Wax vegetables · Whomping Willow · Wiggentree · Wild rice · Wormwood
Spells taught in Herbology at Hogwarts
Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) · Herbivicus Charm (Herbivicus) · Incendio Duo Spell (Incendio Duo) · Lumos Solem Spell (Lumos Solem) · Severing Charm (Diffindo)
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