Sukumar Coir

It is made from coconuthusks, which are byproducts of other industries that use coconuts. Coir waste from coir fiber industries is washed, screened and graded before being processed into coco peat products of various granularity and denseness, which are then used for horticultural and agricultural applications and as industrial absorbent.

Coco peat has a high water holding capacity, re-wets easily and at the same time has high air porosity, which allows excellent root aeration – oxygenation; mixes on potted plants with our coco peat and chips produces more functional roots improving plant nutrition and healthier plants.

Coco coir is 100% natural, totally organic and a removable source, eco-friendly. Their properties make it to be an ideal product for landscaping: light weight, easy handle, long lasting, high water holding capacity, air porosity… Soft fruits root systems are quite sensible to water excess (fungus problems, oxygen lack…). Soft fruits, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries… have an excellent development, fruit quality and yield on coco peat, due to its great air porosity and excellent water holding capacity.

Being a good absorbent, dry coco peat can be used as an oil absorbent on slippery floors. Coco peat is also used as a bedding in animal farms and pet houses to absorb animal waste so the farm is kept clean and dry. Coco peat is hydrophilic unlike sphagnum moss and can quickly reabsorb water even when completely dry. Coco peat is porous and cannot be overwatered easily.

  • As a substitute for peat, because it is free of bacteria and most fungal spores,
  • and is sustainably produced without the environmental damage caused by peat mining.
  • Mixed with sand, compost and fertilizer to make good quality potting soil. Coco peat generally has an acidity in the range of pH - 5.5 to 6.5. It is a little on the acidic side for some plants, but many popular plants can tolerate this pH range.
  • As substrate for growing mushrooms, which thrive on the cellulose. Coco peat has high cellulose and lignin content.

Coco peat can be re-used up to three times with little loss of yield.

Coco peat from diseased plants should not be re-used.