Why Coco peat

  • Good water retention about 7 times of its weight water holding capacity.
  • Increased aeration due to mixing of coarser material (> 1mm) along with cut fibres
  • Easily wettable
  • Solid potting medium and substratum for plants
  • Contains natural rooting harmones
  • 100 % organic and bio degradable
  • Neutral pH and acceptable EC which are suitable for plant growth
  • Growing medium with no weed seeds
  • Having high surface area per unit volume which reduces the irrigation frequency and water requirement
  • Replaced the materials like rock wool, perlite and saw dust.
  • High consistency and durability
  • Cost effective and recyclable
  • Slow decomposition rate

Advantages of Coco peat

  • Coco peat is better than any other peat products because of the following attributes.
  • Good water retention about 7 times of its weight water holding capacity.
  • Increased aeration due to mixing of coarser material (> 1mm) along with cut fibers
  • Easily wet table
  • Solid potting medium and substratum for plants
  • Contains natural rooting hormones
  • 100 % organic and bio decomposable
  • Neutral pH and acceptable EC which are suitable for plant growth
  • Growing medium with the least weed seeds
  • Having high surface area per unit volume which reduces the irrigation frequency and water requirement
  • Replaced the materials like rock wool, perlite and saw dust.
  • High consistency and durability
  • Cost effective and recyclable
  • Slow decomposition rate

Usage

The coco peat is the better substitute than any other peat products and has the following uses.

As a soil supplement

Re hydrated coir block mixed with soil improves water holding capacity and aeration

For seed generation

Coir dust in starter containers speeds up germination and profuse rooting of seedlings

For tissue culture

Wetted coir brick in poly bags encourages initial growth phase of tissue cultured plants and grafted seedlings.

It is also used in the following:

  • Hydro phonic production of flowers and vegetables
  • Soil mix in Golf courses
  • Casing layer of mushroom production
  • Potting mix in plant growing medium
  • Substrates in seedling nurseries
  • Landscaping and mulching