Coco is a byproduct of the coconut industry. After the pith, which would otherwise be discarded, is processed and washed it makes a fantastic growing medium.
Coco ensures a potting soil mixture absorbs water well, drains easily and distributes water throughout the substrate. Coco breaks down more slowly than peat and drains better. Plus, Coco is a byproduct of coconut farming and is a sustainable alternative to peat.
Not only does Coco act as a natural wetting agent, it will dry out on the surface while still holding water underneath, which lessens the risk of algae and fungus gnats. With Coco’s excellent drainage characteristics, you cannot overwater it, and Coco’s excellent waterholding means you need to water less and that your fertilizer remains available to the roots longer, cutting down the amount of fertilizer needed. The Coco we use is OMRI and RHP registered, and it has been washed to remove salts, giving it a low EC value.