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Orchid Coir Chips 60L Block (5kg)

Orchid Coir chips are washed, heat-treated husk chips in a compressed individually wrapped 5kg block which explands from 50 to 60L when wet. These commercial grade husk chips last longer than bark with little degradation and hold water and air like a sponge providing both excellent air filled porosity and water holding capacity ideal for Orchids, Bromeliads etc.

Orchid Coir Chips 60L Block (5kg). Will expand from 50 to 60 litres.

These husk chips are pre-cut chunks from coconut husk. Washed, heat-treated husk chips are supplied in compressed individually wrapped 5kg blocks. Husk chip blocks are hand breakable and can be wet and rewet easily. To use, simply soak each brick in warm water for 30-45 minutes and each block will break out from 50L to 60L. The commercial potting soil grade husk chips lasts longer than bark with little degradation. Wet coconut husk chips hold water and air like a sponge providing both excellent air filled porosity and water holding capacity,. It aids in rapid growth for Orchids, Bromeliads, Anthruiums and many other plants that benefit from an aerated medium They are also ideal for potting mixes to add life and increase micro-organism activity. It can ideally replace hard wood and soft wood bark.

Size Guide:

3-7mm   – Primary ingredient in Propagation mixes for orchids and plants that require high AFP.

7-12mm  – For many species of orchids like Cymbidiums, Zygopetalums, Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, small Cattleyas and Phalaenopsis.

12-18mm – Mainly used for large orchids like large Australian native Dendrobiums, large Cattleyas and Phalaenopsis.

NOTE: Currently only the 3-7mm and 7-12mm are available but the 12-18mm will be arriving at a later date.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Im looking for graded coconut coir. Im finding that a lot on the market contains too much fines. Is your coir graded properly?

A. Yes, this coconut coir is graded properly.

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