Coco coir has long lasting physical properties as it is 45% cellulose which resists degrading. When combined with coco husk chips which contain high levels of lignin, the ultimate media combination is born. Nutrifield®’s Coco Premium Chips Blend 50/50 resist breaking down or compacting during use which ensures optimum conditions for your plants to thrive in. Nutrifield’s Coco Premium Chips Blend 50/50 possess a unique moisture retaining capacity while offering ultimate drainage and maximum air porosity due to its open pore structure which aids in faster and more efficient nutrient uptake.
GREATER INSULATION AGAINST EXCESSIVE HEAT DAMAGE
Nutrifield®’s Coco Premium Chips Blend 50/50 unique mixture of both coconut fibre and pith allows for substantially greater air flow to plant roots. As Nutrifield’s Coco Premium Chips Blend 50/50 do not compact like soil, the airways for roots to breathe remain intact while retaining moisture and allow the plant significant relief during extreme heat conditions as they can breathe freely to better sustain themselves.
Increased Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
Nutrifield®’s Coco Premium Chips Blend 50/50 also offers increased CationExchange Capacity (CEC) having the ability to store unused nutrients until the plant requires them. Nutrifield ’s Coco Premium Chips Blend adsorbs* positively charged nutrients like Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium to the negatively charged coco complex. This results in time released nutrients for your plants which allows them to feed more consistently. Adsorption: Adsorption implies a condensed layer on the surface (unlike absorption, which is taken within the fibre itself)
High Performance Media
The plant root friendly size of coco chips (15mm to 25mm) offers larger spaces within the media for roots to penetrate, which allows for greater air flow to drastically reduce the possibility of overwatering. The highest air to water ratio is achieved allowing for stronger growth and better sized roots within the root mass. This benefit clearly translates to faster growth & bigger yields.