Coconut fiber

The experiments and trials for the use of the coconut fibers in the agriculture start at the beginning of the 80s. They are a by-product of the coconut industry in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and other states.
The coconut fibers are a natural substance with high concentration of lignin and really low contents of weight humin acids, such as fulvic and chematomic acids (lending the brown color of the running out water). The material is with a fiber structure, ensuring the high capacity for water and air retention.

Coconut fibers application

  • Sprouts and seedlings produce
  • Flower produce
  • Vegetable produce
  • Growing green areas on terraces and balconies

Distinctive characteristics of the Coconut fibers

  • Fully organic and ecologically – friendly
  • Permitted for bio-agriculture
  • High capacity for water retention – less need for watering
  • Slow water permeation
  • Improving the aeration and the soil’s microbiological activity
  • Supporting the development of a strong root system
  • Slowly biodegrading – from 8 to 10 years
  • Four times lighter than the soil
  • Neutral рН- 5,5 – 6,5

The coconut fibers as an improving substance for the production of soil mixtures

  • Indoor (room) plants – the contents of the coconut fibers is from 10 % to 20 % depending on the type and needs of the plant;
  • Outdoor plants (perennials) – up to 10 %;
  • Vegetable – growing – the contents of coconut fibers is from 10 % to 30 %, depending on the season and place of growing;
  • In case of planting green areas – up to 10 % in the soil, where the root system develops;

Coconut products

Pressed coconut brick

  • Weight: 0,650 g.
  • Increasing volume: 9-10 l.
  • Absorption: 3-4 l. water
  • ЕС less than 1 ms/cm
  • pH 5,5-6,5
  • Wrapped in folio and labelled

How to prepare the coconut blocks for use?

You may use the thus prepared coconut fibers for:

  • making drainage at the bottom of the flowerpot
  • mulching, making a bed of 1 cm in each flowerpot, thus preventing the quick evaporation of the water /see the video tutorials/. The brick of 650 g. is enough to beautify 15 – 30 flowerpots (depending on the dimensions thereof).
  • topping up the old flowerpots. If some of your flowers have become dry or the soil itself has shrunk, with the thus prepared coconut fibers you may fill in the empty space sidelong and on top, receiving about 1 cm. mulch.
  • improving the structure of your flowers’ soil in cases of transplanting:
  • – for indoor (room) flowers add 10-20 %;
    – for balcony and window flowers add 20-30%;
    – upon planting roses, bushes and trees add coconut fibers up to 10 % of the total mixture, the same as for the green grass areas;