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Potting Mixes
Long shelf life plants

BENEFITS OF USING POTTING MIXES CONTAINING COCOPEAT

Add value to potting mixes
By adding 10% to 50% Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) to Potting Mixes the value of these mixes are markedly increased, due to the fact that the mixes will hold more water and grow much healthier plants. Mixes containing Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) is ideal for higher value crops such as potted colour, tube stock production, and for premium nursery stock.

Produce healthier plants
Mixes containing Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) produces more fibrous and much stronger root growth in all potted plants.

Plants require less watering and less frequent fertilising
Plants grown in mixes containing Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) requires less watering due to Cocopeat (Galuku Coir)'s High Water Holding capacity (70%). Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) has advantages over peat in potting mixes. Re-wetting is not a problem, it has superior Air Filled Porosity (19%) and better water holding ability than most peats. Better water holding means less frequent watering.

Produce higher quality stock
Mixes containing Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) produces high quality, well-grown plants of excellent and uniform appearance. It provides for easy care in long-term display situations, and plants that have a good 'shelf-life' in retail outlets.

Root System

HOW TO USE COCOPEAT IN POTTING MIXES

To improve the wettability and water holding ability for indoor and outdoor potting mixes add between 20% and 50% Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) by volume to the mix. Thoroughly mix the Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) in and add about 20 grams of Gypsum to every 100 litres of Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) used. Do not lime as Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) is not acidic. Feed the mix with liquid feed or slow release fertiliser.

Potting Mix manufacturers
Potting mix manufacturers and suppliers can use the Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) Bales or Blocks. Any of these products can be re-hydrated into bulk form making it easy for incorporating into potting mixes, bagged products and for bulk loads.

Customised machinery can be used to break out the Bales and the blocks. Water is sprayed on to the bulked out material to maximise break out yields.

Bale Hydrator

Alternatively, Bales or Blocks can be piled up, sprayed with water and frequently tossed to maximise breakout yields.

Re-hydrated material can be put through bagging systems, or mixing systems for bagged products.

Blocks in Piles

Wholesale Nurseries of potted plants
Wholesale Nurseries can request their potting mix supplier to pre-mix Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) into the mixes they are currently using. Nurseries that blend their own mixes can use the Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) Bales or Blocks to blend into their mixes. Also see Blended products

Camellia and Outdoor production Mix:

  • 25% Cocopeat (Galuku Coir)
  • 30% Composted Bark Fines
  • 30% Composted Horticultural Bark
  • 15% Washed Coarse Sand
  • With added base fertiliser
Camelias

Indoor Plant Mix:

  • 30% Cocopeat (Galuku Coir)
  • 40% Composted Bark Fines
  • 15% Composted Horticultural Bark
  • 15% Washed Coarse Sand
  • With added base fertliser
Indoor Plants

Premium Potted Colour Mix:

  • 50% Cocopeat (Galuku Coir)
  • 50% Horticultural Bark

    or

  • 70% Cocopeat (Galuku Coir)
  • 30% P500 Perlite
Premium Color

Specialist Plant Mix (Orchids):

  • 20% Cocopeat (Galuku Coir)
  • 10% Perlite
  • 70% Orchid Bark
Specialist Mix
 
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