Derived from the husk of the coconut, coco coir (also known as coco peat) is a proven, eco-friendly, natural alternative to mined peat moss. Therefore, using it helps slow down peat extraction from environmentally sensitive swamps worldwide. Coco coir peat will last three times as long as peat moss and sphagnum peat moss. This coco is pre-washed for low salt. OMRI certified.