What is Coco Pith?
Historically, coco fibers were only used for making mats, ropes, twines, brooms and similar products. But its use within horticultural applications is far more recent.
In the late 1980’s Dutch researchers began experimenting with coco pith, which is the substance that is created after the coarse fibers are extracted from the husk on the outer shell of a coconut, then washed, milled, and sun dried. It is also known as coco coir.
By the mid 90’s, commercial lily and rose growers in Holland discovered that using coco pith as a growing medium resulted in large, beautiful flowers. Farmers have long relied on peat moss or potting soil tilled into their gardens to retain necessary moisture to nourish surrounding plants.
Today, successful farmers are discovering what the Dutch have known for decades… coco pith produces higher yields and healthier plants, vegetables, and flowers at a lower cost – financially and environmentally.
Benefits of Coco Pith:
- Cost Effective
- 100% Natural
- Highly Renewable
- Degrades Slowly
- Excellent Air Porosity
- Highty Water Retentive
- Retains & Releases Key Nutrients
- Neutral PH
- Bears Natural Rooting Hormones
- Insect Neutral
- Resistant to Bacteria and Fungus
- Maximizes Plant Longevity
It can be used as…
A key ingredient to boost the efficacy of other potting mixes
Stand alone alternative to potting soil
Useful for greenhouses, nurseries, or any other water-conscious growing operations
Water retention for lawns and garden care