Coco Peat is a byproduct of coconut fibre and is in high demand among Garden Centers and Horticulture Nurseries. This is used as a growing medium which provides faster germination and quicker seeding rotations, increases air porosity, retains water and helps with irrigation.

Properties of Cocopeat:
1) Cocopeat is light, easy to handle and can even be reused for up to 4 years. The physical and biochemical properties of cocopeat make it resistant to bacterial and fungal growth.
2) Cocopeat disintegrates slowly. It only begins to break down when it is ten years old, thus providing long-term benefits.
3) It has pH of 5.2 to 6.8 which is neutral to slightly acidic. This makes it great to be mixed with alkaline garden soil. Read about soil pH & its effect on plant growth.
4) Cocopeat can store and release nutrients to plants for extended periods of time.
5) It has great oxygenation properties which are important for healthy root development.
6) Cocopeat can be combined with any of the usual ingredients like soil and manure to be used as a mixture or a stand-alone product.
7) Cocopeat is available at affordable price for a quality product with an environmentally sustainable future.
8) Cocopeat is perfect soil conditioner, and it can retain moisture up to eight times of its volume. It is entirely organic.
9) Cocopeat is consistent and uniform in texture, and easy to handle. Unlike soil, it does not form any mud.

Where to use cocopeat?
Cocopeat is a fantastic sowing medium. It is used to sow the seeds of vegetables and seasonal flowers in seedling trays.
Cocopeat is a perfect rooting medium. Stem cuttings are inserted in the cocopeat for root induction.
Cocopeat is very good for soilless gardening and hydroponic farming.
Cocopeat is an essential ingredient of various potting media like pot-o-mix and organic veggie-mix.
Potting mixture with added cocopeat is suitable for indoor plants, cacti and succulents, dish gardens, terrariums and hanging baskets.

How to Make Cocopeat for Growing Media.?

Cocopeat or can be called coco coir or coco fiber is an alternative growing medium that can be used for the cultivation of various types of plants, especially hydroponics. The main ingredient of this planting medium is made from coconut husks or shells that are processed or mashed, so that they become grains such as sawdust.

Coco peat is very good to be used as a planting medium because it is balanced in retaining moisture, meaning that the Plants do not wilt easily because the water stored in cocopeat is long enough.
In addition, cocopeat can also neutralize pH levels and store nutrients provided by plant owners. Therefore, this planting medium is very good for those of you who collect plants at home.

Generally cocopeat can be obtained or purchased at almost every plant store, but you can actually make it yourself because it’s easy, and it can be more economical at the same time.

Items that need to be prepared:

1) Coconut Fiber
2) Water
3) Nife
4) Blender
5) Filter
6) Mol rice washing water
7) And rabbit urine

Washed Low EC & Unwashed High EC Coco Peat 5 Kg blocks:
Weighing from 4.8 to 5.2 Kg, a single Coco Peat 5 Kg block when hydrated with approximately 25 litres of water will slowly reconstitute to yield 60 to 75 litres. Usually packed in pallets or as bales of 5 pieces each, 5 Kg coco peat blocks are largely used in bulk for making potting soil or for cultivating fruits and vegetables in soil-less cultivation. Coco Peat 5 Kg blocks are available in two qualities – Washed Low EC and Unwashed High EC

Type CocoPeat-Blocks Coco Peat-Briquettes
Size  30x30x12cm ± 2mm< 0.5 mS/Cm 20x10x5cm ± 2mm
Weight  5kg ± 200g 650g ± 50g
Compression ratio 5 : 1 5 : 1 
 Electrical Conductivity Low EC / EC < 0.5 mS/Cm
High EC / EC > 0.8 mS/Cm
Low EC / EC < 0.5 mS/Cm
High EC / EC > 0.8 mS/Cm 
pH < 5.2 to 6.8 5.2 to 6.8 
Expansion 70 to 80 liters 8 to 9 liters
 Moisture 10 to 15% 10 to 15%