When home-growing weed, sometimes a natural grow option can be the saving grace that you need for your yield’s progress, as opposed to commercial or artificial alternatives. Some indoor growers are finding that using coconut water with cannabis plants has been especially helpful.
What Is Coconut Water?
Coconut water is the liquid inside a coconut. It’s a clear liquid that helps the plant grow in later stages. Coconut water isn’t the same as coconut milk. Coconut milk has pulp mixed in, and coconut water is only the liquid from the fruit (or “drupe”).
Coconut water is, as the name suggests, mostly water. It contains a full 96% water. The rest that remains is a perfect, natural cocktail for plant growth and health. This liquid is essential for growth of the coconut palm trees. It can also be used to help with growing weed.
Some vitamins and minerals contained in coconut water include:
- Gibberellic acid
How Do These Chemicals Benefit Cannabis Plants?
Each of the vitamins, minerals, and chemicals has a role in growth and health.
1.Calcium: Calcium is essential in plant growth. It helps build cell walls and give plants strength. In the soil, calcium reduces the salt content and improves water penetration. It also helps to maintain the correct chemical balance needed.
2. Cytokinins: Cytokinins are responsible for a plant’s cell division rates. They’re what help the roots of plants to grow.
3.Magesium: Magnesium is a nutrient which plants need to build chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is what plants use for photosynthesis. Without abundant chlorophyll levels, the plants wouldn’t be able to grow.
4.Potassium: Potassium’s work in plant development is internal. It allows nutrients to get transported where they need to be. It also regulates enzymatic activities and regulates the functioning of stomata on the leaves.
5.Gibberellic acid: Gibberellic acid is a catalyst for plant growth. It does everything from trigger seed germination to help the roots develop.
Ways to Use Coconut Water for Cannabis Plants
If you want to get optimal results from your crops, there are various ways to use coconut water with cannabis.
- Cuttings and Seedlings: You can use coconut water to help seed germination. Try diluting it in distilled water and use it to help stimulate root growth on clones. The cytokinins in the coconut water will speed up the germination process.2.Treating Plants with Nutrient Deficiencies: Using diluted coconut water as a soil flush can serve to ensure that the substrate isn’t preventing the uptake of essential nutrients and allowing the plants to grow as well as possible.3. Drought: If you grow outdoors and the conditions are harsh, coconut water can give your plants the hydration and nutrition they need to thrive with 96% water content and essential vitamins and minerals.4. Vegetative Growth: Coconut water can also be used to encourage growth in the vegetative stage of the cannabis plant. Try treating your plant with diluted coconut water can be a great tonic to stimulate and nourish growth.Coconut water is a great option for growing. It’s got all the hydration and nutrition that cannabis plants love, without the common side effects of harsh chemicals.