The coconut fibers are widely used worldwide for the hydroponic growing of types of crops, such as: tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper, zucchini, strawberries, carnations, roses, gerbera, chrysanthemum, etc.
They are used as an alternative to the stone wool and perlite, because:
- They have no negative impact on the environment.
After the period of growing certain crop, the coconut fibers can be easily disposed in the soil, thus improving the structure and water retention thereof. In comparison the stone wool and perlite should be mandatory hauled to a waste treatment depot.
- When using coconut fibers the temperature around the root is 1 – 2 degrees higher;
- Excellent quality and high yield of vegetables and blossoms.
The high water retention capacity and excellent drainage ensure a buffer zone for the nutrients.
- Production of crops and flowers in one and the same coconut sleeve.
In case of growing vegetables the coconut sleeves can be used up to three crops.
In case of growing roses, gerbera and other flowers, the use period may reach 5 – 6 years.