WHAT IS COIR FIBRE PITH (DUST)
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) also known as 'coir fibre pith"' or 'coir dust' is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks by the coconut industries in Sri Lanka, India & Indonesia.
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) is the 'coir fibre pith' or 'coir dust' produced as a bi-product when coconut husks are processed for the extraction of the long fibres from the husk. Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) is the binding material that comes from the fibre fraction of the coconut husk.
The coir dust is washed, heat treated, screened and graded before being processed into various Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) products for Horticultural and Agricultural applications. Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) was first introduced into English horticulture as a growing medium more than 135 years ago.
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) is a multi-purpose soil conditioner and growing medium. It is consistent and uniform in texture. It is a completely homogenous material composed of millions of capillary micro-sponges, that absorb and hold up to eight times it's own weight in water. The natural pH of 5.7 to 6.5, plus an unusually high Cation Exchange Capacity - and 27% of Easily Available Water assures that coir will hold and release nutrients in solution over extended periods without rewatering.