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 acompletely homogenous material.
It'stexture is consistent and uniform.
Itretains moisture well, as composed of millions of capillary micro-sponges that absorb and hold up to nine times it’s own weight in water.
It has up to 27% of easily available water.
It will hold and release nutrients in solution over an extended period of time without re-watering.
Maintains an excellent air filled porosity (18%-23%).
It has a natural pH of 5.7 to 6.5.
It has a naturally high lignin content which encourages favourable micro-organisms around the root zone.