Coconut Fiber | Coir | Growing Medium

Detailed information about growing hydroponically in Coconut Fiber (Coir) Products:

A growing medium should provide support for the plant root system. The medium should also allow the roots to penetrate easily in search of water and nutrients. This means a medium should be able to provide ample pore space for oxygen and to hold water and nutrients.

The following are basic considerations when choosing a growing coir, coconut fiber medium:
• Availability
• Weight
• Uniformity and consistency
• Optimal physical properties, including porosity and water-holding capacity
• Optimal chemical properties, including mineral ion concentration and pH
• Low decomposition
• Reusable and ease of disposal
• Cost
• Organic certification


Basic understanding of coconut fiber from Bob Hochmuth from the North Florida Research and Education Center (University of Florida Extension Specialist)

Comparing Five Growing Medias for Physical Characteristics and Greenhouse Tomato Yield Potential.
This article was written by Merle Jensen, Pat Rorabaugh and Marcos Garcia of the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Ag Center.


Riococo Closed Bottom Organic PlugPropagation Materials – Riococo Closed Bottom Organic Plug (CBOP)

The Riococo Closed Bottom Organic Plug (CBOP) made from coir is a OMRI Certified option for seed germination, plug and transplant production and growing leafy greens and culinary herbs.  The CBOP works in a wide variety of growing system including but not limited to:  1020 trays, grow bag, nutrient film technique (NFT), raft systems, aquaponics and aeroponics.

Available Sizes:

25 mm  |   32 mm  |   42 mm