About Nutrigro Professional Substrates

Innovative and Superior Quality Products

We are a Private Limited Company under the leadership and consistent motivation of Mr. G. Vercueil. We have established ourselves on the foundation of moral values and discipline, and continue to do so while extending our roots in the market.

Nutrigro has four decades of experience in the growing media industry. Our products have long been synonymous with a trusted substrate brand. Our product line includes: Coco peat (coir), peat moss, perlite, growbags, pop-ups and various substrate blends used for a variety of crops and applications. We have established three factories in the Western Cape (Cape Town), Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal where we manufacture, blend and import high quality substrates for the professional horticultural industry. The Mpumalanga factory is a manufacturing plant for our local coir products. A complete process of grading, washing, buffering and lab analyses is performed on all the products dispatched from this factory. The facility is also equipped with a complete blending plant, as well as storage units for our branded imported substrates. The second and third factories in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Cape Town, Western Cape, are where our imported coir, perlite and peat substrates are received. Samples are extracted for rigorous testing on E.C., pH, expansion and consistency before being blended or dispatched. Nutrigro also has depot facilities in Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Limpopo.

Our team is driven and dedicated to producing reliable, professional substrates. Our well-equipped factory infrastructure comprises the best in automotive machinery to expedite the manufacturing process which results in a highly structured, top quality product. We value the trust of our customers, because a relationship of trust leads to long-term business cooperation.


Full quality control and a reliable delivery is what Nutrigro can ensure. Our quality procedures and protocols ensure that we meet the highest quality standards. With access to certified laboratories and onsite labs at all our production facilities, the chemical and physical characteristics are monitored through the entire production chain, from A to Z. Our partners quality management system are certified according to the highest standards.


The history of Nutrigro began in 1985, when Mr.G. Vercueil and Mrs.J. Vercueil started producing growing mediums. In coming years Nutrigro became one of the leading growth media companies in South Africa and is still one of the oldest in the country. In 2005, the company started manufacturing their own Coco Peat Coir substrates, from harvesting the raw material to final products. The company now solely specialize in a variety of growing media and blends. To date Nutrigro has established three production factories and three depot facilities, manufacturing, blending and importing high quality substrates for the professional horticultural and agricultural industry.

Our Mission

Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations with innovative quality products and professional service. We will continue to invest in the research and development of sustainable, high quality growing mediums. Our team, along with industry experts, agronomists, logistics and sales professionals will find the best solution for our customers’ needs.

Our Statement

Nutrigro aims to always offer the best substrate products, providing the most user-friendly products of the highest possible quality. By manufacturing the bulk of our products in South Africa we leverage ourselves to provide better service, quality control and efficient transport logistics to deliver substrates to our customers both locally and internationally.