Coir Pith or Coco Peat is the byproduct extracted from the coconut husk after the fiber is removed. A product that was once burned as waste material, is used as a major component in potting soil due to it’s high water and nutrient retention capacity, while also providing optimum aeration for the plants.
The use of Coco peat has extensively grown over the past two decades as it is much more environmentally friendly than its alternative, the black peat.
The main benefit of using coir pith is that it can be used in any type of soil as a soil conditioner or a growing medium. Coir pith has a fibrous nature so it breaks the clay chunks into smaller fragments thus enhancing aeration of the soil, making it suitable for free drainage and more friable. You can also use in the sandy soils or light soils which do not retain water easily. The sponge-like nature of the coir pith makes it ideal for holding large quantities of water as well as oxygen in the soil thereby preventing the vital nutrients of the soil from leaching out.
Coco peat, mixed with coco fiber, is also used in filtration of air and chemicals, absorption material for factories, and in animal bedding.
At Nelsun Coir, we make a variety of qualities of product, ranging from buffered block with EC level <.5 to washed coarse peat with cut fibers, and different proportions of Fiber, Peat, and Husk mix.
The main benefit of availing our products is that they can also be custom made as per the wishes of the customers. Just let us know the different quantities of the mixture that you want in the coir pith and we will produce it in accordance with your requirements.