What is cocopeat?

Coco Peat (Coir Fibre Pith), also known as coir pith or coir , is a byproduct after extracting fibres from the husk of a coconut. Coco peat is the binding material that comes from the fibre portion of the coconut husk. The coir dust is washed, heat treated, screened and graded before being processed into various Cocopeat products for Horticultural, Floriculture and Industrial Absorbent applications. Cocopeat is usually shipped in the form of compressed bales, briquettes, Grow Bags,slabs and discs. The compressed cocopeat is converted into fluffy cocopeat by the addition of water. A single kilogram of cocopeat will expand to 15 litres of moist cocopeat. Due to low levels of nutrients in its composition, coco peat is usually not the sole component in the medium used to grow plants. When plants are grown exclusively in coco peat, it is important to add nutrients according to the specific plants' needs as per the recommendations of the planting materials suppliers.


Advantage of Cocopeat

Saves irrigation water and fertilizers (water holding capacity is more than 700%). Improves physical & biological condition of soil. Improves aeration. Enhances strong and healthy root system. Contains natural enzymes and plant nutrients. Holds and provides water and nutrients as required. Improve yield in horticulture and floriculture crops. Reduces soil temperature. Supports the soil's microbiological activity (or the life of the soil). The rapid re-wet ability and quick draining characteristic of cocopeat also reduces the loss of nutrients through leaching. Physically stable and is very slow to disintegrate. Cocopeat is resistant to bacterial, weed, fungal growth, and is truly pathogen free. Very easy to reconstitute by pouring or dripping water on it.