Coconut Husk Chips (CHC)

Graded (chips) chunks of coconut husk have become quite popular as an orchid growing media. Indications are that it may offer better aeration and stay less wet than the coconut fiber. We have had good success using the fine grade on its own as a seedling medium. It seems to provide a constant, even source of moisture without the dry-to-wet problems of sphagnum, yet does not stay soggy. It is common practice with this media to provide an overnight soaking, then rinsing with water to leach out any accumulated salts which may be present due to the unknown source of the coconut. The chunks may be used on their own or mixed with charcoal, Aliflor or lava rock.

Medium Grade Coconut Husk Chips 

 

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