Coconut fiber substrate is optimal for moist terrariums as cocopeat has an excellent water retention capacity while it maintains air porosity and unlike normal soil, it does not decompose. For the same reasons cocopeat is nowadays used in exotic plant nurseries as potting substrate instead of traditional potting soils and it is very suitable for all houseplants that are grown in peat based soil. Product is delivered in compressed brick form.
Compressed coconut choir is “a Product of Sri Lanka”, manufactured and exported by many different manufacturers, primarily for horticulture purposes..
Cocopeat substrate can be supplied with different labels, but the unit size is the same (or bricks are slightly larger). The pictured product is in Exoterra packet and the following product description is from Exoterra:
Plantation Soil is made from compressed coconut husk fibre from the plantations of tropical Asia. This ecological substrate is ideal for increasing humidity in the terrarium and is totally safe for frogs, salamanders and burrowing or digging animals. The substrate can also be used as an incubation medium because of its hygroscopic properties. This 100% natural substrate can even be used as a nutritional planting soil for live plants in a terrarium set-up.
100% natural substrate
Ideal for natural terrarium set-ups
Increases humidity in terrariums
Stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior
Nutritional substrate for live plants