Coco peat is used as a soil additive or as a growing medium for various crops. It can be mixed with a wide variety of components to create suitable growing mediums or it can be used on its own. It is often blended with coconut shell chips and coconut fibre to increase porosity and stimulate root growth. Coco peat is widely used as a growing medium in the horticultural industry where it is typically applied in grow bags. It is also used as a component of organic fertilizers, composts and potting soils.