What is Coconut Coir? Everything between the shell and the outer coating of the coconut seed Type of Coco Coir There are two different types of fibres that make up coir and can be distinguished by their colours. White Fibers They come from unripe coconuts and are not as strong but are far more flexible. Brown Coir They come from mature, ripe coconuts and are a lot stronger, but in-return is less flexible. Hydroponics Hydroponics is achieved by using brown coco coir since it’s processed even more after initial harvesting. What to use Coconut Coir For Hydroponic vegetable and flower production Potting mixes / Soil Mixes / Garden Soil/ Bonsai mixes Mushroom production / mushroom farming Soil amendment (Soil Conditioner) Bedding for worms Co-substrate for compost Oil absorbent Coconut Coir for Hydroponic Gardening Coconut coir boasts antifungal and roots promoting properties. Coco coir can suppress and protect plants from dreaded root diseases such as Pythium and Phytophthora.