Dutch Plantin Open Top 2.2 Gallons COCO Pith Coir based Growing Medium


Dutch Plantin Coconut Fiber coco coir natural peat, Open Top 2.2 Gallons, with Plastic Bag, with 36 Drain Holes, Dimension: 25x20x16CM; 800 pcs per pallet

Coir can be used for many things including:

1. Growing vegetable plants and young foliage.

2. As substrate for potted plants and tree seedlings

3. Hydroponics

4. Greenhouses

5. Mushroom production

6. Soil amendment

7. Co-substrates for compost

8. Worm castings

9. Reptile bedding ...and more


  • Made from a renewable resource (coconut "coir" or husk fiber).

  • Coconut coir lasts 3 times longer than peat, has superior disease resistance, nutrient storage and water retention (it holds 8—9 times its weight in water).

  • pH range is 5.7—6.8. Acceptable pH & EC.

  • Organic and biodegradable, it has been extensively tested as a plant growth medium.

  • Used in greenhouse and bedding plant production, on golf courses, in landscaping and erosion control.

  • Bales are compressed 1:5 and expand to a fluffy, dark brown, great-smelling "peat" when warm water is added.

  • 100% Organic.

  • Promotes strong root growth and plant vigor.

  • Absorbs water readily and re-wets easily, thus reducing the need for wetting agents.

  • Reduces watering frequency without plant stress, thereby reducing labor costs and minimizing plant loss.

  • Increases shelf life of plants.

  • Slow breakdown of material means product will not shrink during your growing cycle.

  • High water holding capacity while still maintaining excellent drainage and aeration.

  • Excellent wet ability, superior to peat.

  • Ability to retain nutrients against leaching and to buffer supply.

  • Retains physical properties longer and light weight.

  • No pests, weeds, or diseases.

  • Odorless and pleasant to handle.

  • Natural and renewable resource with uniform composition.

    * Brick will expand 5 to 7 times

What is Coir?

Coir is the pith element of the Coconut Husk (Shell). It is the waste product of the husking process during which the long fibers are extracted for use as rope fiber, mattress fiber, cushion fill material, and as an environmentally safe growing.

Eco Friendly Coconut Coir

Coconut Coir is the 'coir fiber pith' or 'coir dust' produced as a bi-product when coconut husks are processed for the extraction of the long fibers from the husk. Coconut Coir is the binding material that comes from the fiber fraction of the coconut husk. A very Special Grade of coir dust is washed, screened and graded before being processed into various Coconut Coir products for Horticultural and Agricultural applications.

Coconut Coir is a multipurpose soil conditioner and growing medium. It is consistent and uniform in texture. It is a completely homogenous material composed of millions of capillary micro-sponges, which absorb and hold up to eight times its own weight in water. The natural pH of 5.7 to 6.5, plus an unusually high Cation Exchange Capacity - and 27% of Easily Available Water assures that coir will hold and release nutrients in solution over extended periods without re-watering.

Best Alternative to Mined Peat Moss

Coconut Coir is a proven natural alternative to mined peat moss, therefore using it helps slow down peat extraction from environmentally sensitive swamps world wide. Used as a growing medium/potting medium Coconut Coir outperforms most of the popular brands of Peat and Sphagnum Peat.

Healthy root growth is easy with Coconut Coir 100% natural organic coir. Derived from the husk of the coconut, it is an excellent growing medium for both commercial and home gardening applications. The Hydroponics and Horticulture Industries have observed that plants grown with the aid of coir develop larger roots, stems and blooms. This is because unlike ordinary soil, which is usually compacted, Coconut Coir provides more breathing space and aeration for plant roots, resulting in better growth

Coconut Coir can retain moisture up to nine times its own volume while maintaining excellent air filled porosity, providing vital oxygen to the roots and soil. It's fibrous and sponge-like structure is ideal for any soil condition, whether breaking up the heaviest of clay soils or retaining moisture in sandy soils. It is by far the most efficient and economical way to rehabilitate degraded soils without the risk of contamination. Coconut Coir has a naturally high lignin content which encourages favorable micro-organisms around the root zone. Having a slow degradation rate, it conditions the soil and promotes the development of an optimum pH level. Coconut Coir has been universally accepted as an excellent plant growth substrate as well as a soil additive

Coconut Coir is the future of growing mediums and will last three times as long as Peat Moss and Sphagnum Moss. Coconut Coir is hydrophilic and will re-wet easily without the use of chemical wetting agents and is capable of holding and releasing nutrients

Applications of Coconut Coir

Hydroponics, greenhouses, Golf course greens, Potting mixes, Cut flowers, Propagating, Re-planting, Mushroom farming, Bonsai mixes, Turf farming, Garden beds, Bedding medium for Earth worms, Vegetable gardens, Rose cultivation and general garden uses.

Amazingly, it did not find a home for commercial growing until the 1980's in Holland. Dutch lily and rose growers discovered how good it promoted and supported root growth. When used in hydroponics growing, it was found to be superior to peat moss. Coconut Coir was better aerated and still held more water. Unlike peat moss and bark composts, Coconut Coir did not break down or compact. Containers that had been filled with Coir four years previous were found to be at the same level and consistency.

Dutch rose growers in the U.S. and Canada were next to find that this was the answer for their new hydroponics support media. Due to the foreign competition, a new method had been adopted to produce roses that were as large as those being imported from Ecuador and Colombia. At first clay pebbles were used, then following suggestions and observations from Europe, Coconut Coir was introduced. Trials using 100% Coconut Coir soon showed that this was the ideal media for the hydroponics growing method.

Why use coir as a growing medium?

Coir is superior to peat moss in both chemical nutrient value and in physical properties. Commercial growers in Europe and the Middle East have established positive agronomic benefits of Coir use. Now, commercial growers in North America have begun to see increases in gains from using Coir.

In addition, unlike peat moss, the process of obtaining Coir does not destroy natural ecosystems, thereby making Coir a natural, renewable resource, and an environmentally friendly alternative to peat moss.

Coconut Coir growing mediums are dehydrated and compressed into a compact form for easy handling. With the addition of water, Coir expands to an easy to work with growing medium. The addition of water increases the volume 3 to 9 times, depending on the packaging of products. This process results in a 100% organic, biodegradable growing medium, making it a natural and safe growth medium of choice for growers.

How Do I Expand My Coir?

Coir only needs water to expand. Simply add the specified amount of water to your Coir and let it stand to begin the expansion process. Breaking apart the material with a shovel or stick will help to speed up the process. If too much water is added, simply drain the excess water after the Coir is expanded. For faster expansion use warm water.