Cocopeat coconut fiber – Planting media is one of the main factors to make plants grow healthier and greener. Not only is soil used, there is another planting medium that no so many people know, but it gives many benefits from using it. This planting medium, called cocopeat, comes from coconut fiber or coconut husks—this by-side product of coconut plant is 100% natural organic. Cocopeat coconut fiber is also known as coco pith or coco coir. This material is biodegradable and reusable. You can use it for up to five or seven years when you finish the first circle of your plant. Cocopeat can be used in many media like horticulture, agriculture, animal bedding, nursery, and other industries for coconut fiber.
Coco fiber or we know as coco husks, turned out to have a high economic value. People used to throw away this material because they thought it was a waste and useless. In the early 1990s, people discovered and created a global market for the coconut fiber industry by-product. Several neighboring countries are interested in buying coconut coir from Indonesia because of its quality, and Indonesia is one of the biggest countries to produce coconut. Thanks to Indonesia’s coastal length, this will help Indonesia meet the needs of the cocopeat coconut fiber world’s market. To get the best quality of this product, first, we need to know everything about it.
What is Cocopeat Coconut Fiber?
There are three essential coconut husk products when extracting the coconut husk material: coconut fiber, cocopeat, and coconut chips. The coconut fiber is the straw-like part of the coconut husk. Producer of cocopeat coconut fiber sells this product naturally or woven into mats for lining window baskets and wire hanging planters. Besides industrial use, it can be used as a planting medium because it has a relatively neutral pH level. This will be suitable for growing a wide variety of exotic plants or any vegetables. This material is also suited for nurseries in hydroponic and many more. Coconut fiber manufacture by modern machines, so it will guarantee the quality of the product.
Coconut fiber has excellent aeration that adds air pocket to your planting medium. Those air pockets will give more oxygen that can reach the plant’s roots and enhance drainage. Coconut fiber is the lowest absorbent of any coconut husk product, but it still can hold a decent amount of water than conventional soil. It slowly releases the water, so your plants will stay hydrated without soaking and becoming prone to root rot. This panting medium is also anti-fungal and anti-diseases, so you don’t have to worry too much about your plants, especially if you are a beginner in farming. Even in small amounts, coconut fiber contains potassium and phosphorous, which help your plants grow.
Other Uses Cocopeat Coconut Fiber
Since the first traditional Indonesian craftsmen have used coconut fiber for handicrafts such as doormats, brooms, pots, beautiful bags, ropes, and other home accessories, factories like the car industry also use coconut fiber as the current car seat. This is because it’s a natural product and doesn’t harm the environment rather than harvested any other material. Currently, it is not only local craftsmen who use Indonesian coconut coir. The international world is starting to look at Indonesian cocopeat coconut fiber.
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