"A number of small scuffles broke out in the corridors, culminating in a nasty incident in which a Gryffindor fourth-year and a Slytherin sixth-year ended up in the hospital wing with leeks sprouting out of their ears."

The Leek jinx (incantation unknown) was a jinx that could be used to make leeks sprout from the victim's ears.[1]


In June of 1994, a series of nasty incidents in the prelude to the Gryffindor-Slytherin Quidditch match in the finale of the Inter-House Quidditch Cup ended abruptly with the use of this spell on a Gryffindor fourth year and a Slytherin sixth year; this necessitated their visitation of the Hospital Wing.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • It is never stated that the leeks were conjured by the spell; they could have been induced by magic or non-magically forced into the victims' ears, although the use of a jinx or hex is the most likely cause of the phenomenon.
  • In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, this is an award-only spell that can be used in duelling using Sneaky stance. It deals moderate damage and can stun opponents in a defensive stance for 1 turn. The spell is awarded by defeating 20 duellists in 2 days when the Duelling Club is first discovered after duelling and defeating Merula Snyde.


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