Coco goes by a number of names, including coco coir and coco husk. Coco coir is a 100% natural amendment harvested from the outer husk of the coconut, and is sold in various consistencies. From fine coir dust, to bark-like croutons, to condensed bricks and bales for various applications, we have the coco for your garden or grow room here at Hydrobuilder.
What is Coco Coir?
Coconut coir, in its numerous forms, is a popular growing media for hydroponic systems due to its excellent water retention and drainage properties. Coco is easy to use and naturally free of bacteria & diseases, spores, weeds, seeds and pathogens. It is commonly used in soil gardens as well, as it drastically improves outdoor growing conditions or potting soil drainage and aeration capabilities.
The uses for coco are seemingly endless. Coco mats provide additional root space and alterations to any flood table or grow tray. Designed to lie underneath baskets, slabs and cubes, coco mats can easily be cut to fit any application. Place Coco liners inside net pots to prevent the media from falling through.
If you are looking to grow your plants in a coco based medium, coco chips are a great option.
How often do you water coco?
Coco coir is a great hydro growing medium for newcomers, because it is very forgiving. Even when over watered, coco still provides adequate oxygen to roots, making it less likely for the plant to drown.
Avoid issues caused by over watering by mixing coco with perlite to combat over saturation.
Advantages of using coco as your hydroponic grow medium
- Neutral pH
- Incredible aeration, without sacrificing water retention
- 100% organic and sustainable
- Prevents pests, fungi, and other pathogens
- Lightweight, unlike growstones or clay pebbles
Not sure if coco is best for your hydroponic garden? Our full breakdown of hydroponic grow media may answer all your questions!
If not, reach out to our experienced growing staff at 888-815-9763 and let us answer all your questions!