The container which is extracted from the outer surface of coconut is the coconut husk. Even though it is not used as a food product it is used to make many utilitarian products.
Coconut Husk Uses
In the modern consumer market the outer shell of coconut fruit or coconut husk is used to produce a number of important products. It is used to make coco husk chips, coco peat, coir fiber, and coco crush. It is the best natural organic growing medium in the world. For potting to grow plants and flowers the husk is used. It is a raw material of soil for greenhouse production. Coconut husk can give a growth boost to the plant and help them absorb nutrition more effectively. It gives good soil enrichment to the plants by decomposing very quickly.
For flowers like roses, orchids, and anthurium coconut husks are mainly used as plant growing medium. It is also used for the cultivation of several vegetables as well. It has the capacity to help grow plants by keeping the moisture inside.
Advantages of using coconut husk as a potting medium
1. Supply of adequate moisture to the plant
2. It will soak up water and prevents water retention
3. Balance minerals
4. Maintain good temperature for plant
5. Maintain good ph value for plant
6. Reduce fungal growth in plant
7. 100% natural production
9. Low cost
The coconut chips, which are produced by cutting coconut husk in small pieces, are also used as a raw material. This is an environmental-friendly growing medium, and is used in several countries.
Before application you need to consider the grade of husks as there are various grades available. Coconut husk is also used as a bio fuel and this is also a source of charcoal too. Carpets as well as home accessories are made using coconut husks.
Since coconut husk products are 100% natural they are easily recyclable and hence environment-friendly.