Coco peat which is also known as coco pith comes from the coconut husk as a byproduct of coco Fiber manufacturing. Since coco peat has the ability of holding large quantity of water, it is used as a replacement for traditional peat in soil mixtures or as a soil-less substrate for plant cultivation also specially used for Indo Gardens.
Primarily obtained coco peat contains several other sub categories of coco peat. Namely they are; Coco Peat, Coco Peat fine dust and Coco fiber (baby fiber).
Apart from the above-mentioned coco peat categories, husk chips are also used in production as raw material. Numerous numbers of different combinations of coco peat and chips are used in production since the combination used solely depend on the type of plantation which coco peat will be used.
Coco peat is extracted from coconut husks. Soaked husk are crushed in busted in special machineries where fiber and primary coco peat is separated by the machine itself and both the products will be dried in drying yards which are specially prepared for drying coco peat and fiber using natural sunlight. Dried coco peat will be brought up to necessary standards by washing with water or by treating with calcium nitrate if it is required.
Marisha Coco was founded with a rebellious spirit, to offer environmentally sustainable coco peat growing media and high tech soilless substrates for the agricultural field. Marisha Coco has been operating in Sri Lanka since 1996 as a leading coco peat and coir peat product manufacturer and exporter, creating its own unique brand worldwide.
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