Enhanced soilless grow media

New and improved formula

There’s no longer any need to mix your own grow media because Slacker’s® lightly fortified, all-purpose formula combines Botanicare’s pure high-pith, twice-washed Cocogro® with all the ingredients and organic amendments you need to deliver excellent root aeration, exceptional hydroponic growth rates and high quality flavors and aromas. Pre-buffered, charged and pH balanced, it’s ready to use right out of the bag.

Slacker represents the latest innovation in hybrid grow media and was developed to meet the demands of today’s growers. Slacker’s hybrid blend provides hydroponic growth rates with organic quality flavors and aromas in one simple and ready-to-use formula.


  • High root aeration
  • Balanced pH
  • Moisture retentive
  • Moisture retentive
  • Slow release organic inputs
  • Hydrated with yucca extract as a natural wetting agent
  • *Soilless media may require fertilization from transplant

The benefits of some of Slacker’s ingredients:

*OMRI listed ingredients

The 1.75 cubic foot bag will fill approximately

  • 12- 1 gallon
  • 4- 3 gallon
  • 2- 5 gallon
  • 1- 7 gallon pots
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Q: What is the ideal pH when growing in Slacker?
A: As with all coco coir-based mediums, the ideal pH range is between 5.8 and 6.2.

Q: What should my PPMs be during each phase of growth when using Slacker?
A: Your PPMs will depend on growing conditions. We recommend following the pre-developed recipes or nutrient calculator found at

Instructions for use

  • 1. Fill pot or container with Slacker.
  • 2. Fully hydrate Slacker with filtered water.
  • 3. Transplant seedling, rooted clone cutting, or mature plant into Slacker.
  • 4. Add Rhizo Blast solution, watering container until a 10-20% runoff is achieved.
  • Note: Frequency of watering may require adjustment depending on environmental conditions. Variables to consider are, but not limited to: temperature of environment, light intensity, size of container, and maturity of plants. Individual circumstances may vary. Always check PPMs and pH.


Announcing the improved, single-formula Slacker® enhanced soilless grow media. We’ve simplified Slacker by combining the best properties of the Aeration and Moisture formulas into one all purpose blend that is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. We’ve also improved its performance by adding more OMRI listed organics and more compost.

Although the following video describes the 2 formulas that existed before we combined and improved the product, the description of ingredients and how slacker works is still accurate.

High Pith Coconut Coir, Zeolite, Rice Hulls, Perlite, Compost, Feather meal, Alfalfa meal, Seabird guano, Fish bone meal, Bat guano, Kelp meal, Oyster shell, Montmorillinite, Earthworm castings, yucca extract.

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