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Coco Peat Coir

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Coco Peat Coir

Coco Peat Coir

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Coco-Peat, also known as ‘Coir fiber pith‘ or ‘Coir dust,’ is a natural and renewable resource produced from the husks of coconuts. It is a byproduct when coconut husks are processed for the extraction of the long fibers from the husk. Coco-Peat is a multi-purpose soil conditioner and growing medium. It is consistent and uniform in texture. The natural pH of 5.7 to 6.5, plus an unusually high Cation Exchange Capacity -and 27% of easily available water assures that coir will hold and release nutrients in solution over extended periods without re-watering.

Coirs Offered at American Horticultural Supply

Product Number Grade Volume
02326-AFI-CG-2 COARSE GRADE COIR 116.6CF, 2/PLT
02326-AFI-FG-2 FINE GRADE COIR 116.6CFT, 2/PLT
02326-AFI-FG-35 FINE GRADE COIR 7CFT, 35/PLT
02326-AFI-MG-2 MEDIUM GRADE COIR 116.6CFT, 2/PLT
02326-AFI-MG-35 MEDIUM GRADE COIR 7CFT, 35/PLT
02326-AFI-PG-35 PROPAGATION GRADE COIR 7CFT, 35/PLT
38750-COIRMIX SUNSHINE COIR MIX  3.8  CUBFT Bale
58695-COCO FIBRE COCO BLOCKS 210/plt or 15 cyds

 

Physical Properties:

  • Good water retention
  • Increased aeration
  • Quick wettability
  • A solid potting medium and substratum for plants.

Chemical Properties:

  • 100% Natural
  • Holds water seven times it’s weight.
  • Contains natural rooting hormones.
  • A pH of 5.2 to 6.8 ideal for plant growth.
  • EC not more than 500 (us/cm)

Coir Roles in Garden Soil

  1. Increased Air Porosity: Being fibrous in nature, Coir holds many air pockets which helps crops root easily and profusely. This also increases the surface area of the root system, facilitating better absorption of nutrients from the soil.
  2. Good Water Retention: Absorbs water rapidly and holds it for longer periods preventing desiccation of plants during hotter climates, especially in tropical areas.
  3. Eco-Friendly Component of Soil: Coir amended soil combats bacterial and fungal infections. Coir has a plant origin and therefore 100% biodegradable. Periodical release of nutrients from coir helps to keep the soil rich for all seasons. Environmentally friendly.
  4. Reduces Irrigation Frequency: Irrigation of coir-grown plants may be done at longer intervals as the moisture holding capability of coir is high. IT CAN BE REUSED FOR UPTO 4 YEARS + –

 

Coco Peat Coir FAQs

What Are the Main Types of Coconut Coir?

Coconut Coir is formed into three main types when its converted into usable compost: coco fiber, coco chips, and coco peat. Coco fiber is a strong material that is often turned into mats as it is rich in aeration, making it ideal for being used as a substrate to oxygenate roots. Coco chips are a flaky, wood-like version of coconut coir that combines key features of both coco fiber and coco peat. Coco peat is a soil-like mixure that is most often used for growing media purposes.

What is Coir EC and Why Does it Matter?

Coir Electrical Conductivity (EC) is a measurement of the presence of salt & other nutrients within the coir. Coir that has EC that is too high is often not suitable for growing unless it is washed off first. Producers tend to offer coir in both high and low-EC versions as some growers prefer to wash off the high-EC mixtures themselves before use in growing environments.

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