Coco Peat (Washed | Buffered)

Coco Peat (Washed | Buffered)

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Coco peat (Washed & Buffered) is an ideal growing medium for production of young plants.

We supply coco peat in the form of compressed 5kg blocks consisting of 100% washed and buffered coco peat.

One block of coco peat is sufficient to fill 13 of our 104 holes sowing trays.

Coco peat is made of coco pith that is produced from the husk that grows around the hard coconut. The husk contains both fibers and fine materials. By separating most of the fibers from the fine materials, the so-called coco pith, is collected.


  • Washed & Buffered.
  • EC: < 0.3ms/cm
  • pH: 5.8-6.5
  • Expansion: 15L/kg;
  • Sieve: 6mm
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Agricultural Coco Peat for Planting
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Coco Peat (Washed | Buffered) for Planting.

Washed Cocopeat: As the name suggests, washed cocopeat undergoes a thorough washing process to remove excess salts, dust, and other impurities. This washing process makes it more suitable for horticultural use and prevents potential issues related to high salt content.

Buffered Cocopeat: Buffered cocopeat may or may not go through the same intensive washing process as washed cocopeat. Instead, it is typically treated with a buffering agent (usually calcium or calcium nitrate) to reduce the natural acidity (pH) of cocopeat and stabilize its pH level. This buffering process helps maintain a more neutral pH, which can be beneficial for plants.

Washed Cocopeat: It usually has a neutral pH, making it suitable for a wide range of plants. The washing process helps remove impurities that might otherwise affect the pH.

Buffered Cocopeat: It is specifically treated to have a stable and slightly acidic to neutral pH, typically in the range of 5.5 to 6.5. This pH range is considered ideal for many plants and allows for more precise control over the growing conditions.

Washed Cocopeat: After the washing process, the electrical conductivity (EC) of washed cocopeat tends to be lower, indicating a lower salt content.
Buffered Cocopeat: The buffering process in buffered cocopeat may lead to a slightly higher EC compared to washed cocopeat, but it is generally within an acceptable range for most plants.

Washed Cocopeat: Washed cocopeat may have fewer nutrients due to the washing process, so it often requires additional fertilization to meet plant nutrient requirements.

Buffered Cocopeat: Buffered cocopeat may retain more nutrients or have enhanced nutrient-holding capacity, which can reduce the need for frequent fertilization. However, it still requires some supplementation depending on the specific plant’s needs.

The popularity of coco peat is based on its excellent characteristics:

·      Excellent water – air ratio

·      Natural high air-porosity

·      Absorbs water easily

·      Stable material

·      100% organic material

·      Easy to handle

·      Can be transported in compressed form

·      Is a growing medium with proven experience

The Coco Peat for Planting we supply has been aged, washed, and buffered.

·      Aging

o   To guarantee the stability of the cocopeat the coco pith has been aged before further treatment. Aging is done to avoid problems with breaking down the cocopith and to improve the stability and reliability of your growing medium.

·      Washing

o   To avoid surprises with high ECs, the EC is washed down to less than 1,0 mS/cm in 1:1,5 dilution.

·      Buffering

o   Because coco pith has a negatively charged complex, there are positively charged ions primarily consisting of sodium and potassium on this complex.
This doesn’t cause many problems to start with, because these elements are locked in the complex and therefore not available to the plant root.

When fertilizing with calcium or magnesium, the calcium will take the place of the sodium and potassium in the complex and make these available to the plant root.

To prevent this highly unwanted situation the coco pith is buffered. During this process, the ions are exchanged and the excess of sodium and potassium are washed out.

Note: When soaking 5 kg Coco brick, use 20L water and 50g Cal Mag to buffer coco.

When soaking 600g Coco Brick, use 2.5L water and 6g Cal Mag to buffer coco.

Soak the cocopeat in the solution for 12 hours. Drain any excess solution and rinse the cocopeat with pH-balanced water.

Cocopeat has a negatively charged complex, surrounded by a couple of positively charged ions: sodium and potassium. Because these elements stick to the complex, like iron to a magnet, there is no initial danger to the plant root. The problem starts when fertilizing with calcium. The calcium will push the potassium and sodium aside and take their position. Consequently, the calcium that is connected to the complex won’t be available to the plant, while sodium and potassium that are released into the water will be available.

To avoid this problem, the Cocopeat needs to be buffered. In buffered cocopeat, the ion exchange, the process where calcium pushes the other ions off the complex, has already taken place.

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3 reviews for Coco Peat (Washed | Buffered)
  • Ali Ajiya

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5
  • Akponvwonvwon Victor

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5
  • Adepeko Rufus

    (verified owner)

    4 out of 5

    ok but abnormal price

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