Add this Coconut Coir Brick - Single to your compost to help your plants grow a strong root system. Coir is the coarse fibers extracted from the outer shell of a coconut. Coir is a 100% natural and renewable resource. It has spongy characteristics, possessing excellent air space and drainage with a water holding capacity greater than 70%.
Just add water to the coir and it will expand in size. Add it to compost or potting soil to balance pH levels. Coir's balanced mixture easily holds nutrients and gradually releases them to the roots. It significantly reduces root diseases. When using coir your plants require less fertilizers.
What to do and what not to do with coir:
- A compressed brick, block or bale should be soaked in water for at least 15 minutes before using.
- Coir can expand 5 to 7 times in volume. Make sure you have a large enough container when soaking your coir.
- Coir can account for up to 40% of a potting mix, so add it to your soil or as an ingredient of your potting mixes.
- Always keep the coir that you don't use. Coir is a material that will keep its properties and can be stored/covered for several years.