Coco coir is a natural material extracted from the outer husk of coconuts. It is a versatile and eco-friendly product that can be used in a variety of applications, including horticulture, construction, and textiles.
The technical aspects of coir include:
- Coir fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to saltwater and pests, making them ideal for use in horticulture as a soil-less growing medium and as a natural alternative to peat moss.
- Coir fibers are also used in the production of mats, ropes, and other textiles, as well as in the manufacture of brushes, bristles, and other industrial products.
- Coir pith, also known as coco peat, is a byproduct of the fiber extraction process and is used as a soil conditioner and as a growing medium for plants.
- Coir products have a low water holding capacity, so they need to be hydrated before use.
- Coir is also an excellent material for erosion control and can be used for green roofs and vertical gardens.
Coco in Horticulture
Coco coir is often used as a substrate, or growing medium, in horticulture. It is a popular choice for hydroponic and aquaponic systems, as well as for container gardening and soil-less cultivation.
Benefits of Coco coir
One of the main benefits of using Coco coir as a substrate is its excellent water retention properties. It can hold up to 8-9 times its weight in water, which means that plants have a consistent supply of moisture, even during periods of drought. This can help to reduce the frequency of watering and can also make it easier to control the humidity level in a growing area.
Another benefit of Coco coir is its good aeration. The fibers of the coconut husk provide a porous structure that allows air to circulate around the roots of plants, which is essential for healthy root growth.
Coco coir is also pH neutral, which means it will not affect the acidity of the growing environment. This makes it suitable for a wide range of plant species, and can help to prevent nutrient deficiencies caused by an imbalanced pH.
It is also considered as an environmentally friendly option as it is a sustainable, renewable resource, and it is biodegradable.
Cubic Grow can offer, together with their two partners, different coco/coir products as mentioned below. Because of the fact that these products are high volum with the best prices, we will supply direct from the source (production location in India and/or Sri Lanka.
Available in different sizes and in different coconut compositions (coco peat / coco chips) Suitable for various crops such as tomato, cucumber, strawberry, rose, gerbera etc.
Coco peat blocks are made from compressed Coco Peat and Coir Fiber. These Blocks are manufactured from a variety of mixtures to accommodate the demands of each grower. On request, Coco Chips and Coco Crushed can be added to these Block's mixtures.
Made from high-quality coconut husks, with fines and sand particles removed to meet the needs of growers. They also don't need fertilizer, and Swell plugs come in a variety of diameters ranging from 25mm to 30mm to 40mm. This makes it an excellent choice for rooting.
Coco pressed blocks
It is suitable for use in vegetable, fruit and flower growing, horticulture, greenhouse cultivation, landscaping applications and in various soil mixtures. It is usually made of sifted fine cocopeatten. Blocks, 5kg compressed, consisting of cocopeat/husk chips in various ratios can be made on request.
30 x 30 x 15cm, EC <0.5ms, min. 40ft container
on request we can provide these pots in different sizes. Just ask for a quote and we will contact you.