What is Coco Coir?
Coco coir is the 'coir fiber pith' or 'coir dust' produced as a bi-product when coconut husks are processed for the extraction of the long fibers from the husk. Coco coir is the binding material that comes from the fiber fraction of the coconut husk. A very special grade of coir dust is washed, screened and graded before being processed into various Coco coirproducts for horticultural and agricultural applications. Coco coir is a multi-purpose soil conditioner and growing medium. It is consistent and uniform in texture. It is a completely homogeneous material composed of millions of capillary micro-sponges that absorb and hold up to eight times of its own weight in water. The natural pH of 5.7 to 6.5, plus an unusually high cation exchange capacity - and 27% of Easily Available Water assures that coir will hold and release nutrients in solution over extended periods without re-watering.