What is Coco Coir

COIR

Coir fibre is 100% natural and originates in the outer husk of coconuts – it comes from part of the seedpod of the coconut palm.
Mature coir fibres contain more lignin, a complex woody chemical, and less cellulose than fibres such as flax or cotton.
This makes coir stronger, although less flexible. Coir fibre is relatively waterproof.
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India and Sri Lanka are the two biggest exporters of coir, accounting for most of the world’s supply of the substance.

To process coir, coconuts are split so that the stiff fibres are accessible.

The outer husk is soaked to separate the fibres which are sorted out into long fibres suitable for use as brush bristles, and shorter fibres which are used to

make things like the padding inside inner coil mattresses.

After soaking, the fibres are cleaned and sorted into hanks which may later be spun into twine, matted into padding, or used as individual bristles.

Coir takes dye well, and many producers dye coir fibre before export.

There are two primary types of coir. The first type, known as white fibre, is extracted from young coconuts.

The white fibre is somewhat finer and more pale in colour than coir from mature coconuts.

This type of coir is often woven into yarn which is used to make mats, sacking, rope, and twine.

In rope manufacturing, white coir fibre can sometimes be cheaper than other rope ingredients.

Brown fibre, the other type of coir, is from mature coconuts, and it tends to be more stiff and unyielding.

COCO PEAT

Coco Peat is a multi purpose growing medium made out of coconut husk.

The fibrous coconut husk is pre washed, machine dried, sieved and made free from sand and other contamination such as animal and plant residue.

Coco Peat is a very good alternative to traditional peat mossand Rock wool.

Its air filled porosity and high water holding capacity makes it, an ideal growing medium for the plant crops.

It is 100% organic and eco friendly, free from soil borne pathogen and weed. It has a pH of 5.7 – 6.5 ,EC level <1 mS/cm is ideal for plant growth.

Coco Peat is a 100% natural product and it is completely biodegradable.

However, it retains its structure and absorbency for many years after planting, which means that the same coir can be used for several years.

After use, it can be added to the ground as a soil conditioner without any adverse implications for the environment.

Coco Peat has excellent absorbent properties, meaning that it can hold nutrients very well, and release them to the plant over a long period of time.

Coco Peat is an excellent substrate for vegetable, fruit and cut flower crops. It has many applications as an effective soil conditioner and soil free substrate.

Coco Peat is ideal for hydroponic growing, potting mixes, seeding nurseries and mushroom farming.

Coco Peat is the best alternative to mined peat moss.

Coco Peat is a proven natural alternative to mined peat, therefore, using it helps slow down peat extraction from environmentally sensitive bogs worldwide.

Used as a growing medium/potting medium Coco Peat out performs most of the popular brands of peat.