Coco Coir Safe®
You Want Coco? We Got Coco!
Our specifically formulated nutrients contain extra Iron, Calcium, and Magnesium to optimize your budding sites and create more consistent, maximized yields when growing in this unique medium!
Are Your Nutrients Safe For Coco Coir?
Since ancient times, the coconut tree has been called the “Tree of Life” for its powerful healing properties and practical uses. In fact, a study of the coconut tree reveals an almost supernatural evolution into what is now one of the most useful species of plant life known to man.
Between its medium chain fatty acids, lauric acid in particular, and its antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal ingredients, the coconut fruit itself has proven to be an unusual but incredibly potent immune system booster in humans. Coconut oil has been used by Pacific Islanders and Asian cultures to effectively treat everything from skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis to the common flu virus, hepatitis C, and the measles.
And the coir from coconuts (the brown fibers that surround the outside of the shell of the nut which, surprisingly, are found to be swarming with all the beneficial nutrients found in the fruit itself) has been used for making brooms, rope, bindings to doormats, fishnets and even frames for housing.
The famous explorer Marco Polo even used coco coir to bind together planks for ship building.
And as you know, with a near perfect pH…
Coco Coir Is An Incredible Growing Medium For Hydroponics
And stable pH levels aren’t the only reason to choose this medium.
- Is naturally aerated, helping roots to absorb the nutrients they need to grow into a robust and efficient network.
- Has excellent water retention and drainage properties, fostering healthy plants and an oxygenated root zone.
- Is a renewable and environmentally friendly resource.
There are a few things to know about this one-of-a-kind growing medium.
Without a Coco Coir Safe® Product, You Risk Nutrient Imbalances Destroying Your Crop
The fact is, if you’re not using nutrients designed for coco coir, you’ll not only be missing out on the gigantic yields you could be getting… But you’ll also run the risk of either poisoning or starving your crops!
Now, it’s true that calcium and magnesium both occur naturally in coco coir. But the amounts of each aren’t sufficient to feed your plants.
And not only that, calcium and magnesium both naturally bind to coco coir!
This means only the highest quality, chelated forms of magnesium and calcium (like the kinds used in Advanced Nutrients’ products) are able to succeed in a growing environment that uses coco coir.
Use inferior forms of either, and they’ll bind to the coir, leaving your plants hungry for these vital nutrients.
What’s more, iron also binds to coco coir, which means your plants could be left iron deficient, inhibiting their development.
And if your nutrients don’t use chelated magnesium, calcium, and iron, you’re missing out on better yields. (Many inferior brands will try to add dolomite lime as a quick-fix to supplement calcium and magnesium, but don’t be fooled… it’s not effective.)
It’s also true that if a hydroponics nutrient or biostimulant doesn’t account for the levels of potassium already present in coco coir, you risk potassium toxicity.
With that in mind, it’s very important to check whether the hydroponics nutrient products you’re buying are coco-coir safe, and account for any nutrient imbalances you may encounter when utilizing this growing medium.
Make sure to look for this sticker on our bottles to see which of our products are Coco Coir Safe®.