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Three Basic Types of Coco Coir

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Jul 27, 2021

Basic Types Of Coco Coir

Coco Coir, or called coconut coir, which is produced from the fibrous husk of the coconut, is naturally highly resistant to bacteria, pests, and mold, providing an ideal base for your plants.

Coco Coir is a renewable resource and a natural by-product of the brown fiber industry of tropical countries such as India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Mexico. There are three basic types of processed coco coir: pith, fiber, or chips. Using a mixture of the different types has its benefits.


Coco pith, or peat, looks similar to peat moss but is a rich, brown color. The density of this product means it retains water extremely well — so for this reason, you might not want to use just coco peat, because it could swamp the roots of your plants.

Coco fibersare stringy and often used to make hanging basket liners, brooms, mats, and mattresses. After cutting into short coir fiber 3-10mm around, they are now used to be mixed with coco pith and coco chips that allow oxygen to easily penetrate a plant’s root system.

Coco chipsare small chunks of coir that combine the best properties of the peat and fiber. Coco chips retain water well, but also allow for air pockets, too.

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How to get coco pith, coco fibers and coco chips in Industrial scale?

√ Coco coir comes from the husk of coconuts. The fiber has been used for thousands of years in countries where coconuts grow but only recently has been made available on a large scale to the rest of the world. Both coco pith and coco fiber will be produced during defibering process from the coconut husk. (Check the defibering machine click here). The long coir fiber is usually used for used to make hanging basket liners, brooms, mats, and mattresses. After cutting into short coir fiber 3-10mm around, they are now used as growing media. (Check the coir fiber cutting machine click here).

√ Coco chips are cubes of irregular shapes, shred/cut from the coconut husk. They can be used as an individual growing media or can be mixed with other coco / coir materials such as coco peat, coir fiber to formulate a mixture. The coco chips have the advantage of improving the air porosity in the growing media and control water retention.

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