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Coir is the fibrous material of the coconut fruit. The short fibres and dust/pith are by-products of the coconut fibre industry and are suitable for use as a growing media in horticulture, as it has the following benefits:
  • Coir is a completely homogeneous material.
  • Texture is consistent and uniform.
  • Retains moisture well as it is composed of millions of capillary micro-sponges that absorbs and holds up to nine times it’s own weight in water.
  • Has up to 27% of easily available water.
  • Holds and releases nutrients in solution over an extended period of time without re-watering.
  • Maintains an excellent air filled porosity (18%-23%).
  • Has a natural pH of 5.7 to 6.5.
  • Has a naturally high lignin content which encourages favorable micro-organisms around the root zone.