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What do I do with my jurassic plant?

I bought a jurassic plant from Asda and everything has been fine but all of a sudden it has fallen over and the leaves are coming off. What should I do?

Last edited: 13 April 2017 13:27:07


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,976

    No idea what Asda are calling a 'jurassic plant' ... can you post a photo for us please Charleyannem?

    Start with the camera icon ... if it doesn't upload try reducing the size of the photo. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,976

    It looks like one of the varieties of aloe - it needs quite dry conditions - if the soil is wet let it dry out and then only water it occasionally.  

    It also needs to be in quite bright sunlight, but not hot sunshine - an east or west facing windowsill is good.  

    I hope that helps image

    Not really sure why they call it Jurassic ... marketing people getting creative I expect image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thanks so much ?

  • Hi, I also have a  Jurassic plant, bought by my son from Asda, and I hardly ever water it, and it now has a flower stem, interesting.
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 3,379
    Aloes of all types do flower quite easily once mature and in the right conditions.  As per @Dovefromabove I find it hard to understand why they are labelled Jurassic Plants - suspect laziness rather than creative tho :D
  • I clicked on the thread purely to find out what a jurassic plant was. It's usually supermarket shorthand for big leaved plants, so this is the first time I've seen an aloe labelled as such!

    As others have said, a bright sunny window is its best position - and water sparingly!
    Growing tropical and desert plants outdoors in West Yorkshire
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