Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir

Coco coir is an ideal grow medium because it holds water exceptionally well while still promoting good drainage and aeration. It is also easily renewable, unlike peat moss.


Originally, coir was used for making cordage and ropes in ancient India. It has also been used for making mats and other flooring materials.

In the 1980s, it was first used commercially in Holland to grow roses and lilies. Because coir worked so well to promote root growth, growers started using it for hydroponic gardening in place of peat moss.

Coco Coir has Amazing Water Holding Abilities