Coconut Water For Plants

Tested and proven to significantly boost growth.

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Too many benefits to be ignored by plant growers

For many centuries, tropical communities across the world have harvested fresh coconut water and used it on their fields to boost their crops. Usually in horticulture we apply a fertiliser that is high in Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K). Coconut water, however, contains less of these values and instead it contains hormones, enzymes, minerals and vitamins that accelerate growth of developing plants at a biological level. 

In a study by Laguna National Institute of Biotechnology, the average shoot weight of tomato seedlings treated with coconut water was almost doubled and root mass was almost tripled in comparison to the control plants: 

Average shoot weight increased by 92%: 
Coconut water applied: 6.53g 
No coconut water applied: 3.3g 

Average root weight increased by 169%
Coconut water applied: 1.43g 
No coconut water applied: 0.53g

Healther Plants, Sustainably

In a case study conducted in 1970 at The Univeristy of Amsterdam, Dr. El Hinnawy concluded that "coconut water, the liquid endosperm of Cocos Nucifera K., acts as a potent stimulus to the growth and development of plant tissue" and provided "maximum growth stimulation without toxicity to the root tissue.”

That case study was conducted 50 years ago, and there have been hundreds more conducted since that verify coconut water’s growth boosting effects. Studies show that it’s comparable to artificial plant growth hormones and synthetic biostimulants in young plants, and in bigger plants it increases yield by over 30%.

...So why is the concept of coconut water for plants not shouted from the rooftops?!

Well, that’s why we are here.

The coconut trade is driven by the demand for its oil. The rest of the coconut is considered a by-product, so keeping the bioactive properties of its water intact hasn’t been a priority. Instead, the water is bottled and pasteurised (making it awesome as a health food, but ineffective for plant growth due to the pasteurisation process).

At Groconut, it's our mission to harvest the highest-quality ingredients in a way that keeps the bioactive properties intact, so that we can use natural ingredients instead of artificially-made plant growth hormones.

('Cause we reckon the less synthetic chemicals in our homes and ecosystems, the better!)

From by-product to game-changer.

The coconut trade is driven mainly by our demand for it’s oil. The rest of the coconut is considered a by-product (the water is often bottled and sold as a health food, which is great for us, but not for stimulating plant growth).

Thanks to evolving technologies, we’re able to put more focus into how we harvest and keep the plant growth-boosting properties intact, allowing growers around the world to reap the benefits and take their growing to a whole new level.

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100% natural benefits

Remarkable results

FAQ

How often do I use Groconut?
Use every other watering during growing seasons (either exclusively or alongside your fertilising routine) to maximize nutrient uptake and supply bio-active sustenance for optimal growth.

Can I use Groconut alongside artificial plant growth hormones?
Absolutely! Using Groconut as a part of your propagation projects will give you excellent results. Coconut water is naturally rich in both auxins (the active ingredient in products like Clonex that promote root growth) and cytokinins (the active ingredients in cloning pastes like the Urban Botanist Cloning Paste). Being a natural source of both means that it can help to promote a balanced rate of growth between both roots and new foliage - making it perfect for encouraging balanced growth in cuttings!

Why can’t I use bottled coconut water from the shop?
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 I use water from a raw coconut instead?
Yes – you most definitely can! Young green coconuts are what we use to make the Groconut formula. However, the beneficial elements start to drastically reduce and the sugar content increases as the coconut turns from green to brown, so you’d need to get your hands on one that’s been freshly picked to see the best results.

What are the ratios?
As little as one gram per litre. Check out our "HOW TO USE" section for more information.

What is the shelf life?
We recommend using the contents within 12 months after opening. Keep refrigerated once heat seal is broken and avoid contact with moisture.

References:

Mamaril J.C.; Lopez A.M.; Simbahan J.F.; Paner E.T.; [1994]. Effect of coconut water growth hormone extract (CWGH) on growth and development of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) under screenhouse conditions. Laguna (Philippines). National Inst. of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology