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Coco Peat Briquette – 10L

45 EGP

Coco peat briquettes, also known as coir bricks or coir blocks, are compressed blocks of coco peat, a natural byproduct derived from the husk of coconuts. These briquettes are widely used as a growing medium in gardening and horticulture due to their excellent water retention, aeration properties, and eco-friendliness.

Description

Coco Peat, also known as coconut coir, is produced from collecting the agricultural waste when harvesting coconuts. The fibers used to produce coco peat, which otherwise would have been thrown away, are treated, and then compressed into bricks.
Coco briquette are a great way to start your gardening adventure. They are easy, fast, and clean in comparison to other complex methods that are used for larger gardens. It is one of the best seed starting products for beginners.
  • High-grade compressed coco peat with an ideal pH for indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Has excellent drainage properties.
  • Has natural anti-fungal properties which makes it resistant to soil-borne diseases.
  • Retains water effectively.
  • Excellent cation exchange capacity which prevents leaching of nutrients.
  • Material: Natural coconut husk fiber
  • Size: Typically 650 grams per briquette
  • Expansion: Expands to approximately 8-9 liters when hydrated
  • pH Level: 5.5-6.5
  • Electrical Conductivity (EC): < 0.5 mS/cm
  • Moisture Retention: High water holding capacity
  • Texture: Fine, medium, or coarse

Product Details

Package dimensions 20x10x5 cm
Item Weight 650 g
Country of origin Sri Lanka
Electrical Conductivity Low (Washed)
pH 5.0 – 6.0

 

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 5 cm

Advantages

  • Eco-Friendly: Made from renewable coconut husks, reducing environmental waste and promoting sustainability.
  • High Water Retention: Retains water efficiently, providing consistent hydration to plants.
  • Aeration: Enhances soil aeration, promoting healthy root growth.
  • pH Neutral: Offers a stable growing environment with a neutral pH.
  • Nutrient Retention: Holds nutrients effectively, making them available to plants over time.
  • Pest and Disease Resistance: Naturally resistant to many soil-borne pests and diseases.
  • Lightweight: Easy to handle and transport due to its lightweight nature.
  • Improves Soil Structure: Enhances soil texture and drainage when mixed with garden soil.
  • Promotes Root Health: Supports healthy root development due to excellent water and air holding capacity.
  • Versatile: Suitable for a wide range of plants, including vegetables, herbs, flowers, and hydroponic systems.
  • Reusable: Can be reused multiple times after proper treatment and sterilization.
  • Reduces Soil Compaction: Helps prevent soil compaction, allowing roots to grow freely.

How to use

  1. Hydration: Place the coco peat briquette in a container and add water (approximately 3-4 liters per briquette). Allow it to expand and rehydrate, which usually takes about 30 minutes.
  2. Fluffing: Once fully expanded, break up the coco peat to ensure it is loose and free of clumps.
  3. Mixing: Coco peat can be used alone or mixed with other growing media such as perlite, vermiculite, or soil.
  4. Planting: Use the hydrated coco peat as a potting mix for seeds, seedlings, or transplants. It is also suitable for hydroponic systems and as a soil amendment.
  5. Watering: Water the plants as needed, ensuring the coco peat remains moist but not waterlogged.

Uses

  • Potting Mix: Ideal as a component in potting mixes for containers and indoor plants.
  • Seed Starting: Provides an optimal environment for seed germination and early seedling growth.
  • Soil Amendment: Improves the texture, aeration, and moisture retention of garden soil.
  • Hydroponics: Widely used as a growing medium in hydroponic systems.
  • Mulching: Can be used as mulch to retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth.

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