Understanding Coco Coir - The Soil Ninja Component Guide

Understanding Coco Coir - The Soil Ninja Component Guide

Coco Coir, a new frontier of growing! This biproduct from the coconut industry is exceptionally suited as the base for planting substrates (which is why it's a base in all our premium mixes).

Most folks may be familiar that peat moss is used as an industry standard in a lot of commercial blends, but let us tell you… peat is a non-renewable resource that takes an unimaginable length of time to replenish itself. Peatlands naturally host some of the most interesting and endangered plants around and are the biggest terrestrial carbon stores on the planet. And to top it all off, it is a terrible choice for the vast majority of houseplants.

Between it's tough behaviour after a few months of use, it has an inability to drain quickly and will compact around the roots of your plants (unless always moist). The only plants that it should be used with are some specific sensitive carnivorous plants, that have no known alternative for planting.

Coco however, could not be more different. It's a fantastically versatile medium that is absolutely renewable and a lot better for the environment. Coco Coir can be used in any mix you require! It’s fast draining, neutral in pH and extremely easy to manipulate with aggregate and soil amendments. Truly the artists canvas of substrates! If needed Coco Coir can stay moist without the stress of ‘when it dries out, is it constricting the roots and compacting?’. It takes a very long time to breakdown, so it’s a fantastic choice no matter how long you put off a repotting session.

All for you Glen Coco, you GO Glen Coco!


In Summary:

  • A fantastic base for mixes
  • Superior to peat moss
  • Retains physical properties longer
  • Neutral in pH
  • Has a unique water holding capacity
  • Also helps with drainage
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