Coco substrate (also known as coir) is a sustainable alternative to peat moss: like peat it can be used as an organic component in potting media, or as an amendment to garden soil. Where peat tends to be acidic, coir has a near-ideal pH (5.5-6.8)and is easier to work with than peat. It also has a high cation exchange capacity (CEC), which means the fibers not only absorb water but also hold nutrients and buffer nutrient swings.
Naturally weed free and soil free, it smells good too. At the same time that it holds on to water it will also get rid of excess water so that your plants don’t become waterlogged or suffer from high humidity.
Because of it’s very fine fibre, Coco Substrate holds 5-8 times its own weight in water, one-third more than peat moss, so be sure to soak it well before use. When using it, you may want to reduce your watering schedule—it holds water longer than peat or other soils!
Coco Loco Potting Mix has the ability to hold more than its weight in water while still draining well. The coir in Coco Loco behaves like little sponges offering nutrients and water as needed by the plants. Lower humidity reduces the possibility of attracting mold and root rot, as well as leaving insects less likely to bother your potted plants. Now that’s Aqua Supremo!