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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Habitat Flat sandy stony khors and wadis small to larger ephemeral water-courses and sometimes with Euphorbia abyssinica and Dracaena ombet nearby.
Known Hazards The sap of Aloe species contains anthraquinones. Long term use of anthraquinone laxatives may also play a role in development of colorectal cancer as they have genotoxic potential, and tumorigenic potential[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Some of the compounds are found in many species, whereas others occur in only a few[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. On Jul 26,baiissatva from Dunedin, New Zealand wrote: View sinkaana plant in a garden. A young turgid plant in autumn Can withstand long periods of drought, but they will thrive and flower more profusely if watered in the correct season.
Zone 9b coastal Otago, New Zealand I aole two seedlings of this species, both making it through last winter without undue stress or bother.
The leaf juice is valued locally to treat a variety of ailments including skin diseases, constipation, anthelmintic and haemorrhoids. The leaf margins are armed with prominenthorny, pink or brownish teeth. It need full sun to partial shadebut plants grown in partial shade usually look healthier and more succulent.
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. Incorrect watering, poor drainage or too much shade can lead to attack by pests and diseases.
Aloe sinkatana (Sudan Aloe)
The genus name “Aloe” is derived from the Arabic, “alloch” and translated as “alla” in Greek and Hebrew, literally meaning bitter or bitter sap which is descriptive of Aloe sap. Aloe sinkatana Reynolds In: Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Blooms make long-lasting cut flowers.
The smaller one’s new leaves are a little cold-bitten, tho’, so hmm who knows? It tolerates weekly watering in the summer; once a month, or not at all in the colder months of December and January. On Dec 5,thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.
Mike Keeling General Information Aloe sinkatana is a stemless, evergreen, succulent, perennial plant producing a dense rosette of 16 – 20 leaves.
The flowers are yellow and held in flattened globes on the end of up to 2 foot 60 cm long flower spikes. So perhaps watch the water on thi It has oblong white translucent blotches arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands. They do look better with some sun protection though.
Growth habit is clustering clump. However, in this colder than average winter of 09 the larger has succumbed to basal rot and kicked the bucket. 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.
These include congestion and irritation of the pelvic organs[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Aloe sinkatana – Wikipedia
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. This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: In mild climates it can be cultivated outdoors for use in landscaping, it can be grown in large, rocky, well-drained soil in gardens in drier areas.
It sucker below base from root and forms large groups. The flowers attracts hummingbirds at a time when there are not many other hummingbird flowers available. It grows much better outdoors in spring and summer. Aloe Species Aloe sinkatana.
Contact Submit an Article Advertise. Aloe sinkatana Fairly quick grower it is a good flowerer and an easy species to care. Aloe sinkatana has been growing in the ground in my garden since the early s and has formed a patch about a foot and a half square.
The leaves are also used to treat fever, diabetic, tonsillitis and inflammatory colon. I have to remove plants each year to keep it confined to that area. Last update on Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing.
Supplemental watering will help keeping the leaves plump and juicy. They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated.
Prime destination for succulent lovers. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball.