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Groconut FAQs

Why coconut water?

Coconut water is nutrient-dense with plant growth regulators that boost growth - 100% naturally. The coconut palm seedling grows in harsh conditions with minimal nutrition. Coconut water is the liquid endosperm of this tree, and this water contains components which encourage vigorous growth despite harsh & unfertile conditions. 

 

What's in coconut water that helps plants?

3 key ingredients in coconut water are auxin, cytokins and gibberellin. It's also naturally high in potassium, zinc, selenium, iron, copper and manganese. Auxin is an essential element that controls almost every aspect of plant development. It's one of the main ingredients in synthetic rooting hormones as it initiates root growth in cuttings - but coconut water is naturally very high in auxin - nothing synthetic needed! Cytokinins are involved in multiple plant processes including cell division (ie: growth!), new shoot and root formation as well as bud growth and strong stem growth. Gibberellin is a plant growth hormone that stimulates cells of germinating seeds. It helps cells elongate and expand during growth, and helps induce budding. 1, 2, 3 reasons to replace your synthetic fertilisers and rooting hormones with Groconut.

 

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How often should you feed with Groconut?

Dosage and frequency in the How to use Groconut full guide here >

 

What dose do you use for hydro or leca?

Find out the answer in the How to use Groconut full guide here >


How much Groconut should you use?

The dose and application varies depending on use. Refer to the How to use Groconut full guide here > for the right dose to match your needs from propagation, new cuttings, watering, foliar feeding, hydro and leca.
 

Can you use bottled coconut water instead?

Bottled coconut water is pasteurized, meaning it’s been through an extensive heating process which denatures and destroys the delicate phytohormones and nutrients that are responsible for activating growth.

Can you feed plants with fresh raw coconut water?

Yes, you can. Young green coconuts are what's used to make Groconut. Keep in mind as a coconut changes from green to brown the beneficial elements quickly reduce and the sugar content increases. Make sure to buy freshly picked green baby coconuts for the best results for your plants - or buy Groconut instead ;)

 

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Can you use coconut water powders available at spice shops?

Maybe, however we wouldn't recommend it unless you know what they've been treated with. In most cases coconut water powders are spray-dried - similar to pasteurization of coconut water - which destroys the delicate phytonutrients that benefit your plants. Groconut is rapid freeze-dried. Reduced to sub-zero temperatures to remove the water content while retaining the raw goodness of coconut water in powder form. Freeze-drying is a longer and more labour intensive process but it allows the phytonutrients to stay intact and available for plants to uptake.

 

Groconut for calcium

Groconut is a natural source of calcium and high in potassium.

"A favourite for our Watermelon Peperomia to meet their calcium requirements naturally".

 

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