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.

Types of Cocopeat for Plants

You can use coir just like peat moss. It often comes pressed into bricks, which have to be soaked to break them apart. The product is also found ground into dust, which is called coir dust, and is used to grow many exotic plants such as ferns, bromeliads, anthurium, and orchids.

Tips on Cocopeat Gardening

If you buy the type in a brick, put a couple in a 5-gallon bucket and add warm water. Break the bricks up by hand or you can let the coir soak for two hours. If you are planting in agro peat alone, you will probably want to mix in a time release fertilizer since the coir has few nutrients to disperse.

Type Coco Peat-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%