Popular Substrate and Addictive
Coco chips are used in different ways.
It is used as an additive in growing media since the early
nineties and also as a complete growing medium.
The husk which grows around the hard coconut is aged so that it is
more stabile. After several different ways of cutting, the chips are screened and
washed. After this washing, the chips are dried on a clean concrete
floor. When drying is realised, coco chips are pressed in bales of 4-5
kg to be shipped to the potting soil producer or the end user.
The qualifications of coco chips are very high; not only should the EC
(electrical conductivity) be low, the material must be easy to process
and must not decompose too quickly.
improves capillarity in your substrate
keeps your growing media elastic
is an additive with a long experience
is a 100% organic material
is easy in handling because of the size
The popularity is due to the improvements of the characteristics of the growing media and because coco chips culture. using Coco chips as an additive in potting mixtures creates a growing medium with the ideal physical properties. The chips can absorb water and yet leave enough air available for sensitive plants such as Gerberas and Orchids.