I've used coir soil for my potted plants to make the soil a little less compressed. I've read the declaration and is says that it contains max 5% of coconut fibres.

What could be the other 95%?

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Coir pith. See What is Coir pith? Or “Coco-Peat”?


They may just mean that only 5% is actual coconut fibre, and the rest is coconut husk of different grinds, some fine, some medium, some large. Coconut husk is different from coconut fibre - this latter is usually used to make doormats, mattress fillings, brooms and brushes. If it contains anything else (loam, peat, perlite and so on) that should be listed as well.

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