GROWING WITH COCO COIR
It's a bi-product of the coconut tree. Coconut husk is processed to produce fibrous material for use as a growing medium. Coco coir is a proven best alternative to any growing medium. Its use as a growing medium outperforms any other medium used for growing vegetables, ornamentals and tree plants. Its soft structure promotes easy root penetration and healthy growth. Coco coir is 100% environmentally friendly. It is a renewable resource that is consistent in quality. Coco coir has the best physical and chemical properties to promote better plant growth.
Coco has high water-holding capacity. It can hold water up to eight times of its weight and release it over a period of time.
Coco has ideal pH in the range of 6-6.7
It has excellent drainage and air porosity for better plant growth
Coco is very low in EC and carries mostly potassium salts, which is an essential major plant nutrient
Caution exchange capacity is very good
Coco coir has some antifungal properties that help plants to get rid of soil borne diseases. It inhibits pathogens like Pithium
Coco is very easy to re-hydrate after being dehydrated
It is a biodegradable source that degrades very slowly and has a life of three to four years
Contains significant amounts of phosphorous (10-50ppm) and potassium (150-450 ppm)
A natural product with very good properties for plant growth - it also has some winning advantages over other growing mediums. In Short:
It is a 100% renewable resource
Coco coir is light in weight
It is consistent in high quality
Coco coir is completely environmentally friendly
The top of the product layer in grow bags/pots always remain dry, leaving behind no chances of fungal growth
Coco coir never shrinks, cracks or produces crust
It promotes better root systems in a short time
Coco coir is odourless, pleasant to handle, and uniform in composition
Coco is available for all stages of propagation - Jiffy Pellets are now available for ease of transporting to Jiffy coco blocks
A GREAT ORGANIC SOILLESS MEDIA
Coco Coir must not be used in re-circulating systems and needs a special nutrient formula.
Coco Coir is being applauded as the best organic plant-derived soilless growing medium of the modern world.