What is coconut husk chip, cut coconut shell?

Coconut husk chips are produced from the husks at the outer layer of the coconut nut which consists of long fibers and sponge-like pith particles. After being separated from the nut, the coconut husks are cut into small pieces of approximately 0.7 to 1.25 centimeters. Coconut husk chips are natural moist keeper which distributes water evenly and resists excess saturation. It can also prevent insects and harmful fungi, which creates a favorable environment for plants to grow. Due to its unique properties, coconut husk chips are becoming more popular among orchid growers as an ultimate alternative for bark-based growing medium.

What are the uses of coconut husk chips and cut coconut shells?

  • Retaining moisture to protect soil
  • Preventing the growth of insects and fungi
  • Acting as a perfect alternative for bark-based growing medium
  • Mainly uses in growing orchid
  • Excellent drainage, high cation exchange capacity (CEC).
  • Cuts down fertilizer application up to 30%.
  • Wet coconut husk chips hold water and air like a sponge
  • Very clean, uniform and no wastage.

Using coconut chips, how to cut coconut shells