Plantation Soil 8QT – 8,8L

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Plantation Soil 8QT – 8,8L

Coconut Fiber Substrate

The Exo Terra Plantation Soil is a 100% natural, biodegradable terrarium substrate made from sustainable, ground coconut husk fiber grown on plantations in tropical Asia. The unique hygroscopic properties of this ecological substrate regulate the terrarium’s humidity in a natural way and is totally safe for frogs, salamanders and other burrowing or digging animals. Adequate air humidity levels aid in shedding and help prevent respiratory infections.

The Exo Terra Plantation Soil is ground, sieved, triple washed, machine dried and heat-treated at our state-of-the-art production facility!

The Exo Terra Plantation Soil makes an ideal substrate to create tropical terrarium set-ups for humidity-loving reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The unique coir pith used for the Exo Terra Plantation Soil consists of a mixture of short fibres and coco-peat grain sizes ranging from coarse granules to fine clumps resulting in improved soil drainage and aeration. The improved aeration of the substrate promotes the cultivation of healthy waste-reducing organisms keeping your terrarium fresh and clean. Exo Terra® Plantation Soil is triple machine washed to remove any residual salt content, then machine dried and heat-treated to reduce bacterial contamination.

Exo Terra® Plantation Soil is absolutely non-toxic, free of chemicals & pesticides and can be safely composted in your garden.

Exo Terra® Plantation Soil can also be used as an incubation medium because of its hygroscopic properties.

Directions for use:
Spread a 2-4” layer (5-10 cm) of the Plantation Soil on the terrarium floor. Water or mist the substrate according to the humidity level required. Use an Exo Terra Hygrometer to monitor the level. To increase air humidity in well-ventilated terrariums or those with very high humidity requirements, place an Exo Terra terrarium substrate heater underneath the terrarium. Spot clean the bedding on a daily basis, and completely replace with new bedding when necessary.

Coconut Husk Fiber (Cocos nucifera L. – Country of origin Vietnam)

  • Ideal for tropical terrarium set-ups
  • Controls air humidity levels naturally
  • Heat-treated and odour reducing
  • Triple machine washed
  • Very resistant to mold and decay
  • Made from a sustainable resource
  • Non-toxic, free of chemicals & pesticides
  • Can safely be composted
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Increases Humidity

Increases Humidity.

Stimulates Natural Behavior

Stimulates natural behavior.

True To Nature

True to nature.

Increased Humidity

Increases Humidity.

Substrates in natural terrariums serve many functions and are not only there for decorative purposes. They play a very important role in the determination of the terrarium's microclimate. The Exo Terra® Coconut Substrates are ideal to create natural planted terrarium set-ups for humidity-loving reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates from tropical environments. The hygroscopic properties of the Exo Terra® Coconut Substrates regulate the terrarium’s relative humidity in a natural way by absorbing and slowly releasing moisture. Adequate relative humidity levels aid in shedding and help prevent respiratory infections. 

Stimulates natural behavior.

The all natural Exo Terra® Coconut Substrates stimulate natural digging and burrowing behavior, and allow reptiles to shape firm nesting burrows similar to their shelters in nature. By slowly releasing moisture at night, the Exo Terra® Coconut Substrates stimulate the natural absorption of moisture by the reptile skin, so that dehydration in tropical animals is much less likely to occur. The unique size and shape of the particles discourage crickets to hide in the substrate. 

Stimulate Natural Behaviour
True to Nature

True to nature.

This ecological substrate is the safest on the market for use with reptiles, frogs, salamanders and burrowing & digging animals. Because of the desalination process, these substrates are even safe to be used as a nutritional planting soil for live plants in a natural planted terrarium setup. The unique coir pith used for the Coconut Substrates consists of a mixture of short fibers and coco-peat grain sizes ranging from coarse granules to fine clumps resulting in improved soil drainage and aeration. This improved aeration promotes a flourishing population of beneficial, waste-reducing, nitrifying bacteria, and prevents root rot, making the Exo Terra® Coconut Substrates the safest choice for naturally planted terrarium setup.