Derived from the hull of a coconut, coco coir husk is one of the most prominent growing media on the market today, especially from a soilless standpoint.
What is coco coir used for?
Coco coir, referred to as coco for short, is many growers go to indoor growing media. It is prized for its ability to hold water, while still promoting excellent aeration and drainage. Coco is also environmentally friendly and renewable, unlike other soilless mixes.
The neutral pH is another selling point of this growing medium, as other mixes tend to be more acidic and require more regular pH monitoring and use of pH adjustors. From a nutritional standpoint, coco contains a plethora of micronutrients and since it is derived from a plant itself, contains many growth enhancers that benefit the plants potted in it as well.
Coco can last up to three times longer than other soils or soilless options, and comes in different forms. Coco coir fibers are very common, and are pure coco coir. At Hydrobuilder, we also offer coco coir mixes, which are coco compounded with another medium, most often potting soil or perlite. Growers can use coco as a potting soil or in the ground, as it performs well indoors and outdoors. For hydroponic systems, we have hydroponic coco options.
If you want to learn more about coco coir husk and its many features, check out the article in our learning center where we break this grow medium down even further! If you have any questions, reach out to our experienced growing staff at 888-815-9763!