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Coconut Fiber

Description and Uses

Our exoTicos® coconut fiber is 100% natural. We carefully process it in different presentations so you can use it in multiple applications. Our product consists of the husk of the green young coconut. Once the husk is removed from the seed (coconut), it can be ground, sifted, chipped, and dried into multiple presentations.

Our coconut fiber can be used as an ornamental plants substrate, as a growing medium in commercial ornamental plants production systems, as an effective material for trail construction, and as mulch in annual and perennial crops. Finally, its high moisture retention capacity (62%) allows it to be used as bedding in substitution of traditional products used to absorb moisture from animal waste, in places such as horse stalls and livestock pens.


Our exoTicos® coconut fiber is a very versatile product. This allows us to offer various presentations created from our standard young coconut fiber. We usually offer our products in 5, 20, and 70 liter bags; however, product packaging can be modified according to your needs.

Coconut Fiber Products

Compressed Ground Coconut Fiber (in blocks). -this compressed product has a very high moisture absorption and nutrient retention capacity. It is very useful as a substrate for ornamental plants that require a continuous granular fertilization plan. It is easy to carry and ideal for large-scale production.

Regular Ground Coconut Fiber. -this product is bagged loose and it is not highly compressed. This product is made from ground coconut fiber, which is then sifted and partially dried; it is then bagged for use in multiple applications. Due to its high moisture and nutrient retention capacity, it can be used as a substrate in the production of ornamental plants that require a continuous granular fertilization plan. It can also be used as bedding for horse stalls and livestock pens.

Regular Ground Coconut Fiber (unsifted). -this product is bagged loose and it is not highly compressed. This product is made from partially dried ground coconut fiber. Once it is processed it is bagged for use in multiple applications. Different size particles in this product provide higher porosity and allow for better drainage. You can use this product as a substrate for plants that are not tolerant of high moisture levels and that are not in a permanent granular fertilization plan. It can also be used as bedding for horse stalls and livestock pens.

Long Fiber. -each fiber thread is approximately 15 cm in length; each of these is carefully selected to obtain a special product that is very useful in covering metal frame pots and many other structures. You can also use this product as ground cover in annual and perennial crops; this will reduce weed germination, it will help retain moisture in the top soil, and will reduce erosion. It also helps reduce water use in your irrigation system.

Short Fiber.-each fiber thread is approximately 4 to 7 cm in length. This combination allows great water infiltration, which helps water movement in the substrate and creates a fresh microclimate that reduces heat stress on root systems.

CocoNUT. -this product consists of chunks of the coconut’s endocarp (hard shell on the coconut). Its use as a growing medium increases porosity and promotes proper root aeration. Also, due to its presentation appeal, you can use it on your farm, trails, your garden, or greenhouse as an alternative on muddy or slippery surfaces.

Coconut Fiber Chips. -our traditional coconut fiber chips are ideal for orchid production. Our product comes in cube-like bits which break down more slowly than more traditional growing mediums. This means your plant will need to be transplanted fewer times in its life. If your orchids are epiphytes and you don’t have much time to tend for them, this product will help you keep moisture on your plant’s roots for a longer period of time.

Coconut Fiber Chips (sifted). -this product consists of natural cube-like coconut fiber pieces with fewer long fiber threads than our traditional coconut fiber chips. This product is special for terrestrial orchids (naturally ground-bound) that, because of their root systems, posses a higher moisture absorption rate than their epiphyte counterparts.

Raw Fiber. -this product is special for mother plants (orchids) from which you extract tissue for vegetative propagation. The long durability of our raw fiber, which results from its greater length and thickness when compared to our traditional fiber, makes it special for this application.

Coconut Fiber Pots. -this product is made from coconut fiber. It is shaped with the help of a natural adhesive agent, which makes our pots 100% environmentally-friendly. The material from which our pots are made will provide better aeration for the growing medium of your choice; this in turn will help the roots in your plants grow faster and more vigorously.

Storage and Handling

Coconut fiber can be stored for long periods of time if it is keep it in a dry and cool place. If stored and handled properly, this product does not represent any risk to humans, pets, or other domesticated animals.


Coconut fiber is inert, stable, and it has low moisture content; therefore, it should not deteriorate, so long as it is stored and handled appropriately. It should be kept in its original packaging and in cool and dry place.

Long Fiber and Ground Coconut Fiber Blocks Properties

C:N Ratio80:1
Electric Conductivity250 µS/CM
Porosity v/v11%
Cationic Exchange Capacity 85 meq/100g
Total porous space v/v95%
Total organic matter (w/w, dry matter)96%
Ash (dry matter)4%

Product Properties (except Long Fiber and Ground Coconut Fiber Blocks)

Soluble Salts1,66 mS/cm
Nitrate Nitrogen (NO3-N)0,19 ppm
Phosphorus (P)49,22 ppm
Potassium (K)360,10 ppm
Calcium (Ca)4,18 ppm
Magnesium (Mg)3,22 ppm
Iron (Fe)0,13 ppm
Manganese (Mn)0,04 ppm
Borum (B)0,12 ppm
Copper (Cu)0,04 ppm
Zinc (Zn)0,04 ppm
Sulphur (S)7,11 ppm
Molybdenum (Mo)0,01 ppm
Sodium (Na)66,67 ppm
Aluminum (Al)0,37 ppm


Our exoTicos® Coconut Fiber is available for sale in Costa Rica and it is also available for export; however, international orders are only fulfilled in full container loads (FCL). Minimum quantity for national orders will depend on client’s location, delivery service required, and production schedule.

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