Cocopeat is produced from the husk of the coconut. The effect of this husk was already tested on the yield of several crops in the 1970’s. The success was huge.
Today, cocopeat is used worldwide for a great range of crops, such as fruit and vegetables, shrubs, roses, orchids and the anthurium.
Studies on several crops prove that cocopeat, in comparison to other substrates, takes care of a faster nutrients absorption by the plant. This allows the grower soon to get stronger, healthier and faster growing plants with a higher yield. This makes cocopeat ideal for every grower.
Advantages for the grower
Apart from this, cocopeat offers numerous other advantages. Different from many other substrates, cocopeat doesn’t require a special draining system, because coco peat can absorb a lot of water. Through this, it regulates the availability of water for the crop. Besides, it is an environment friendly, biologically decomposable material. Hence, its removal doesn’t involve any extra costs.
Cocopeat is carefully produced, in order to be free of pathogens and seeds. Thus, the harvest runs little risk.
Cocopeat in shapes and sizes
Every part of the coconut husk is useful. That’s why coco peat is available in different shapes for different purposes. For example, the pith from the bark is separately used as an auxin. These blocks are available in different shapes and sizes. They are compactly packaged and, by the absorption of water, increase their volume massively.
The coconut fibre can be used for the production of mats, ropes, mattresses and textile.
The rest of the bark can be used as a ground cover, when chopped into smaller pieces, and is, thus, ideal in use when combined with coco peat for plants that need more air.