The coco substrate
is used as an excellent growing medium intended for soil-less culture in
green houses (tomatoes, cucumbers etc) and hydroponics applications.
Our substrate, of
natural and organic origin is obtained by the crushing and processing of
the external part of the coconut fruit also known as coconut husk.
Type 20: It is quite thin and made of irregular particles of diameter
varying between 0.5 to 5 mm , mixed with thin and thread-like fibres with
length around 0 to 20 mm.
Type 30: of medium shape, and made of irregular particles like in the
type 20 above, with most of the fibre length measuring around 30mm.
Type 40: In pieces of a diameter from 5 to 20 mm, and length from 30 to 70
mm of irregular shapes resembling to the pine bark.
Type 50: Quite big in size, is made of long fibre like in type 40 with the
overall length of fibre around 50mm.
The fibre has a specific weight of around 100kg/m3 that can vary according
to its moisture content.
The emptiness percentage is around 500%.
It is a light and porous material with a high draining power.
The coir fibre has a low absorbing power. However, its water retention
capacity in weight is 300%. The retained water is essentially capillary
water that is easily available for plants.
Being of organic origin, the product has an excellent resistance to
biodegradability. The transformation in soluble humus in the ground can
take several years (5 to 20years) depending on the biological activity of
The coir fibre contains no foreign bodies, no seeds, no mushrooms
parasites of plants, and no insects or nematodes. It is a biologically
characteristics and properties, our Substrate is much used by professional
nurseries, horticulturists, market gardeners or truck farmers and as well
as in the preparation of lawns (green areas, garden, golf course, football
pitch) and of course in amateur gardening.
Our Substrate is particularly interesting in the composition of compost
for potted plants. Mixed in proportion from
30% to 60% to other material like peat (Coco Peat), compost or pine
needles , it represents the main basic element, *the backbone* of the
compost, and that is due to its inalterability, lightness, porosity and
high water retention.
For this usage, we recommend our type 20 or 30 substrate.
Our Substrate can be used for potted culture which gives a very important
development of the root crops. In that case we suggest our type 20
For floral culture (carnations, gerberas,
roses, bulb flowers), our Substrate can be used as a pure sole medium. It
is an important element of the substrate that guarantees a sufficient
porosity and good water retention. We suggest you use the type 20, and for
the culture of orchid, use the type 30.
Our Substrate can be used as an amendment of soil,
especially for clayish soil. It has in deed the power to make them
more light and porous and facilitate the drainage of water. The major advantage compared to other types of mediums
(Peat and manure etc) is that a single use of the substrate improves
structure of the clay. In fact, its slow degradation creates a
stable structure in the long run. We recommend the use
of our substrate type 20 or 30.
Our Substrate behaves well as mulch for all types of culture of flowers. This type of mulch help avoid any soil compacting and the
appearance of a scabby surface, allowing the infiltration of water and
avoiding the evaporation of water by capillarity. The coir fibre has an
optimal insulating power. It helps avoid the overheating of ground in
summer time and the cooling down of the ground in winter time.
Our Substrate can be solely applied in soilless culture (tomatoes, melons,
sweet peppers, cucumbers, strawberry) or like amendment or mulch. The mulch is particularly recommended in sandy land
to avoid the overheating and the evaporation of water. We suggest the use of our substrate type
20 or 30.
The success of a lawn is often due to the preparation of the seedbed. The
excessive compacting of the ground due to the stamping or to the frequent
irrigation is often the cause of failure of formation and conservation of
the lawn. Our Substrate with its great characteristics is an ideal
material for the preparation of the lawn seedbed because it brings
lightness, porosity, water retention, drainage and stability to the
physical and mechanical structure. It can be mixed to the soil in depth
of 10 cm, with a layer of 2 to 3 cm of our Substrate on the surface to
ease the germination of the seeds. For that reason, our Substrate can be
used for private garden, public green space and everywhere the quality
requirements are of high standard. For this usage we recommend the type
In that area, our Substrate, in its various aspects is extremely
adaptable. Very light and easy to carry around, it can be used as sole
substrate (no need to mix with other substrate or compost), mixed with
compost for plants in pots, vases or containers or mixed with soil to
improve its porosity and water retention capacity, like mulch in ground
cover or simply to create a patch of colour.
Use the our Substrate type 50, very flexible and draining.
Coconut substrate information
- coir fibre =
- coco peat =60%
- Husk dust = 5%
- Density =
- PH =6,15
- EC = 0,25ms/cm
- Moisture content < 17%
- Organic Matter (dry basis) = 89,47%
- Na rate = 0,102 mg Na/g
- In 100 litres
- In 20 or 16 litres bags of culture (anti UV)
- In 300 litres bales ~ 45kg or 30kg
Quantity in 40'HC
- 500 bales
- 24,000 Kg ~ 24 Tons
culture or in mixture with other substrates