What Is Coconut Coir?

What Is Coconut Coir?


For any avid gardener, landscaper or pretty much anyone with a green thumb, it’s not that odd they might be using peat moss in either their gardens, flower pots or even their larger flower beds. What most people are finding, is that there is another product widely used, with further benefits, coconut coir. What is coconut coir? We thought you would never ask.

The 3 Components of Coconut Coir

The three components that make up coconut coir for potting and gardening use are as follows: Coconut Coir Fiber, Chips and Coco Peat. The combination of these three elements creates an excellent growing medium. It is important to have a proper balance of these three components for suitability to your purpose. Both the structure of the medium and the chemical makeup must be considered. Separately, these elements convey individual benefits.

Coconut Coir Fiber

Coconut coir fibers is the natural fiber extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. This coir is great for allowing air flow to your root system.

Coconut Chips

Coconut Chips add a natural value of water absorption as well as air pockets to your mixture. This mixture works well as a peat and a fiber, absorbing up to 10 % more than peat moss.

Coco Peat

Coco Peat is the spongy part of coir. Coconut peat absorbs large amounts of water and has limited air flow. The best reason to use coir over peat is it is a renewable resource. In the past, coconut coir was disposed of after coconuts had been harvested.

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