Coco peat is a type of propagation or growing medium made from fibrous husks of coconut pealing.
It is widely useful in gardening and horticultural growth of flowers as an alternative for peat moss.
Coco peat prices by Aqua Hub Kenya
Aqua Hub Kenya supplies quality and affordable growing media to all clients in Kenya and East Africa.
Our Coco peat are available in blocks of 5 kg or loose fine fibres sold per Kg.
Each Kilo Costs KES. 150/= while a 5 kg costs KES. 750/=.
Features of Coco peat
Excellent water retention capabilities. It can possibly hold water for up to 10 times its weight, allowing it to provide a constant moisture supply to plants. This feature enhances it to prevent overwatering and again, providing a buffer against drought.
Offers good aeration to plant roots. Its structure allows for passage of air, preventing the soil from compactness and enhancing faster seed shooting.
Coco peat does not contain nutrients but acts as a sponge that absorbs nutrients and retains them easily. This is because due to its slow decay and non-nutrient state, bacteria cannot act on it hence fully retaining nutrients.
Generally it is slightly acidic with a PH of about 6.0. This acidity level is suitable for a wide range of plants and allows for better nutrient uptake.
Advantages of Cocopeat
Coco peat is environment friendly.
It does not pollute the soil or water sources unlike other high fertilizer content soil. The raw materials are purely organic coconut husks remains hence safe for environment and plants.
It is a renewable growth medium
The coconut plants are non-exhaustible over time. They can always be grown and coco noir fibres produced.
It is a cheap growing medium
Coco peat is sold at affordable prices in the market. A kilo cost less than 200/= depending on the supplier.
Uses in Agriculture
It can be used alone or mixed with perlite or vermiculite for use in:
- Container gardening or potted plants
- Seed growing
- Hydroponic farming
- Greenhouse and glass house farming.