Information About Coconut Liners For Planters And Baskets

By: Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Brown coconut coir is a natural fiber made from the husk of ripe coconuts. This fiber is commonly used in a variety of products, like floor mats and brushes. One of the most popular products, however, are coconut fiber liners, which are commonly found and used in hanging baskets and planters.

Benefits of Coconut Basket Liners

There are several reasons for using coconut fiber liners. They can hold a great deal of water, releasing it slowly to allow plant roots to better take it up. These water-saving coconut liners also provide good drainage. They’re porous too, allowing for good aeration. These liners are very absorbent, so if hanging baskets or planters should become too dry, they will quickly re-absorb water.

In addition, the organic material of coconut coir contains a neutral pH (6.0-6.7) and small amounts of beneficial phosphorus and potassium. Many coconut basket liners contain antifungal properties as well, which can help discourage disease.

Using Coconut Liners for Planters

There are many types of coconut planter liners to choose from. They come in various shapes and sizes to meet just about anyone’s needs. These water-saving coconut liners are perfect for use indoors and out and are normally placed within planting troughs, window boxes, hanging baskets, and other types of planters/containers.

You can choose a liner shaped to fit your planter or hanging basket or use the preformed coconut coir that can be placed over top of the container and then pressed down inside, conforming to the shape of the container.

Once placed inside the planter, you can moisten the liner and add potting soil or another planting medium. You may also want to consider adding in some water-absorbing crystals or perlite to the potting mix as well to retain additional moisture. In times of excessive heat and windy conditions, especially with hanging baskets, this additional moisture is necessary to keep plants from drying out.

Although coconut fiber liners hold and absorb water well, they are still porous and apt to dry out more quickly. Therefore, you should always check plants frequently to stay on top of their watering needs.

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Coco Fiber Roll SKU: GLROLL UPC: 810058190284

Our Coco Fiber Roll is crafted from the brown fibers that surround the coconut. Fibers are needle punched into a roll measuring 36" wide x 20' long. Coco Fiber is a 100% environmentally friendly and renewable resource. May be cut to line various size wire baskets, used as weed control and erosion control. Thickness approximately 1/2".

Our goal is to bring to our customers the best replacement liners found in the market. We specify a minimum thickness of 10mm.

The soft, brown coco fibers, are a natural by-product from coconut farming. Our liners are manufactured in Sri Lanka (Ceylon).

  • 100% environmentally friendly and renewable resource
  • 100% natural - washed in fresh water
  • Neutral pH of 5.4 to 6.8

Molded liners are formed as a sort of tub with latex from the rubber plant and are formed to fit our hayrack type planters. When they first arrive, they are generally very stiff and may stick up above your planter's rim. This is a good thing, because as time passes, the coco fibers relax into baskets. This will happen with all coco liners, so if it fits immediately at your rim, once it relaxes, you will have a gap between the top of your planter and the top of your liner allowing water and soil to escape. That's why we specify an additional 1" depth to all our molded liners.

We also offer needle punched liners which are a punched weave of fibers. Needle punched liners are pre-cut to fit our baskets. Examples of these types of liners are our GLF series of hanging basket liners, our tiered planter liners. Our coco fiber rolls are also needle punched and do not have any latex for molding. Rolls may be cut to fit any size basket.

The dimensions listed for our coco liners are the dimensions of the baskets in which they fit. The actual liners may be slightly smaller.

For instance, a 24" window hayrack liner may actually measure 23" across the back rather than 24". The other measurements we give for the window hayrack liners are the depth, which are measured top to bottom on the back. The width is measured back to front across the top.

To measure for round basket liners, measure from side to side across the top for the diameter and from top to bottom for the depth.

Outfit your wall baskets and mangers with the Coco Liner for Solstice Planter. This quality coconut husk liner provides air circulation so your plants and can breathe and thrive. It's offered in your choice of available size and type.


  • Promotes fuller, healthier plant development
  • Provide air circulation and superior drainage
  • Coconut fibers provide optimal air circulation and superior drainage while keeping soil contained
  • Drainage Holes: Yes
  • Liner: Yes
  • Product Type: Liner
  • Shape: Novelty

Size 20"
  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 3"
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 11.8"
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 20.5"
  • Overall Product Weight: 1.2 lbs

Size 16"
  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 1.9"
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 8.3"
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 15.7"
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.51 lbs

Replacement Coconut Liner for Half Moon Wall Planters

Half Moon Wall Basket Liner details:

  • Pre-formed from coconut husks and tree sap
  • 2 sizes available
  • 16"L x 8"W x 8"H
  • 18"L x 10"W x 10"H

Coco Planter Liners

Half round coco planter basket liner replacements sold here are specifically designed to fit our Half Moon Wall Planter Baskets (16" and 18"). These all-natural coconut coir liners can fit any hanging planter or window box that matches the dimensions. If you need assistance determining whether or not these liners will fit your existing planters, please call with the interior measurements of your containers and we'll work with you to find the right fit.

Coco basket liners are a favorite of eco-enthusiasts, people going for a rustic garden style, and gardeners looking for a material to help regulate moisture. Since our liner inserts are made from coconut coir husks and fibers, they are naturally great retainers of water, helping keep soil moist during hot summer days. We recommend replacing coco planter liners every 6-10 months for a crisp display. Some clients prefer to let the coir loosen up a bit for added charm.

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