Aloe sinkatana. Fairly quick grower it is a good flowerer and an easy species to care. They do look better with some sun protection though. A young turgid plant. Aloe sinkatana usually doesn’t get larger than 6″, but clusters up to form mounds. The inflorescence is flat-topped and yellow which is unusual for aloes. Welcome to the famous Dave’s Garden website. Join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants.
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This is a rather prolific suckerer with the plant looking a bit like a small Aloe vera only with white spots and small spines along the leaf margins. It is under a tall fabric cold frame in winter, but seems to be frost hardy. It grows much better outdoors in spring and summer.
Mike Keeling General Information Aloe sinkatana is a stemless, evergreen, succulent, perennial plant producing a zloe rosette of 16 – 20 leaves.
Growth habit is clustering clump. Aloe sinkatana has a very small native range, occurring in a very arid region of Sudan where rainfall can be erratic. Germination takes about three weeks. It sucker below base from root and forms large groups.
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This plant will offset freely from its base.
Always use a good quality, loamy sandy soil with plenty of drainage with chips at the bottom of containers. Given that the species appears to occur along temporary water courses, changes in rainfall pattern and amounts might pose a significant threat to this species. It grows in lowland plains, hills and mountains around m elevation in sandy soils in semi-desert vegetation type.
Cover the seed with a thin layer of sand 1 – 2mmkeep moist. Aloe sinkatana is a stemless, evergreen, perennial succulent up to 1 feet 30 cm tall, producing a dense rosette of 16 to 20, light-green leaves.
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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: A young turgid plant in autumn Probably nicer in its adult clumpy grandeur, but sinkaana so exciting when small. It tolerates weekly watering in the summer; once a month, or not at all in the colder months of December and January. Blooms make long-lasting cut flowers.
The leaf juice is valued locally to treat a variety of ailments including skin diseases, constipation, anthelmintic and haemorrhoids. I have to remove plants each year to keep it confined to that area. The flowers are yellow and held in flattened globes on the end of up to 2 foot 60 cm long flower spikes. Fairly quick from xloe seedling to flowering plant. It can be grown in large containers.
Must be a good flowerer and reproducer as hybrids with this species are flooding the aloe market, and are all over the botanical gardens. The heaviest bloom time is in winter.
Known Hazards The sap of Aloe species contains anthraquinones. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: It is however very hardy when grown in full sun with the minimum water.
On Jul 26,baiissatva from Dunedin, New Zealand wrote: On Jan 21,poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote: Must be a good flowerer and reproducer as hybrids with this species are flooding the aloe market, and are all over the botanical gardens. It needs strong, bright light. Dangling, bisexual, pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple sometimes branched pyramidal whorl on short flower stems.
Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. On Dec 5,thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote: CAM plants can fix carbon dioxide at night and photosynthesize with closed stomata during the day, thus minimizing water loss.
These compounds have several beneficial medicinal actions, particularly as a laxative, and many species of Aloe are thus employed in traditional medicine. This aloe is very tolerant of droughtalthough the tips of the leaves may wither and curl during hot, dry periods. All the information and sinkkatana in cactus art files are now available also in the new the Encyclopaedia of Succulents.
Aloe Species Aloe sinkatana
Brightens nooks and dark corners. The flowers attracts hummingbirds at a time when there are not many other hummingbird flowers available. On Jul 26,baiissatva from Dunedin, New Zealand wrote:. Incorrect watering, poor drainage or too much shade can lead to attack by pests and diseases. It is in partial shade, but with afternoon sun making it a hard spot in summer. The dangling flowers are pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple pyramidal whorl.
Some of the compounds are found in many species, whereas others occur in only a few[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
However, in this colder than average winter of 09 the larger has succumbed to basal rot and kicked the bucket.