Houseplants forum: Coco Coir use in house plants?

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Nov 27, 2016 4:25 PM CST
Has anyone used Coco Coir for soil in house plants? Looking for some useful hints or tips to using Coco Coir for my indoor house plants.
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Nov 28, 2016 7:50 AM CST

i've mixed it with my potting mix in a very unscientific fashion. So I can't give a review.
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Nov 29, 2016 11:45 AM CST
I use it for everything indoors! Cacti, succulents, dragon trees, yucca trees, chillie plants! The amount you use depends on what you are growing! Some of my plants are in coir and perlite only. Coir doesn't hold alot of nutrients so its a good substrate for those kinda plants that do not need alot fertilizer. Its similar to peat but overall a much better product.
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Nov 29, 2016 12:29 PM CST
I found this article about Coco husks:

For my own gardening, I have used a mix of coco husk chips particularly for my epiphytic plants like epiphyllums and orchids. It is moisture retentive enough but still allows good aeration at the root level. But I don't use it for desert type succulents, too moisture retentive. I have also used coco coir containers itself and adding in bark media for my other orchids, experimenting how they like it there. So far doing well. I also like the coco coir liners for my hanging plants.

Dec 12, 2016 10:11 PM CST
Thank you all for the useful information. I'm trying a mixture of coir, worm compost and perlite. Hopefully, my house plants will love it.

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