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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The leaf juice is valued locally to treat a variety of ailments including skin diseases, constipation, anthelmintic sinaktana haemorrhoids. 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. However, in this sknkatana than average winter of siknatana the larger has succumbed to basal rot and kicked the bucket.
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. It is under a tall fabric cold frame in winter, but seems to be frost hardy. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Can withstand long periods of drought, but they will thrive and flower more profusely if watered in alof correct season.
Prime destination for succulent lovers. 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.
Must be a good flowerer and reproducer as hybrids with this species are flooding the aloe market, and are all over the botanical gardens. Some of the compounds are found in many species, whereas others occur in only a few[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Probably nicer in its adult clumpy grandeur, but not so exciting when small. Dangling, bisexual, pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple sometimes branched pyramidal whorl on short flower stems.
Known Hazards The sap of Aloe species contains anthraquinones. So perhaps watch the water on thi If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. The flowers are quite different, though, coming out in mid winter at least here in So Cal and on simple sometimes branched stalks topped with a whorl of yellow-green, dangling flowers. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.
I have to remove plants each year sinkqtana keep it confined to that area. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Zone 9b coastal Otago, New Zealand I bought two seedlings of this species, both making it through last winter without undue stress or bother.
Whilst safe in small doses and for short periods of time, anthraquinones do have potential problems if alor in excess. Attractive enough aloe, profusely spotty, low set rosette, small red tipped spines, and as previously mentioned, the mother of numerous domestic hybrids. The seedlings can be planted out in individual bags or containers as soon as they are large enough to handle[ Title PlantZAfrica.
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We hope you find this new site informative and useful. Aloe sinkatana Reynolds In: It needs strong, bright light. Aloe sinkatana has a very small native range, occurring in a very arid region of Sudan where rainfall can be erratic. Compact clumping rosettes, up to 60 cm tall and cm in diameter. It makes an excellent ground cover, grows best in a sunny position and makes a long lasting cut flower. Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only. 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.
Asphodelaceae as-foh-del-AY-see-ee Info Genus: I suspect the rot set in during late summer, since it had failed to thrive since then when I think about it, so my heavy hand with the watering can might be to blame rather than the cold.
This, plus their succulent leaves and stems, and the presence of a thick cuticle, makes them well adapted to dry conditions[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Growth habit is clustering clump. These include congestion and irritation of the pelvic organs[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Aloe sinkatana – Wikipedia
Always use a good quality, loamy sandy soil with plenty of drainage with chips at the bottom of containers. The leaf margins are armed with prominenthorny, pink or brownish teeth.
In the winter, provide bright light. This plant will offset freely from its base. Now containing plants. Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. It can be grown in large containers.
Contact Submit an Article Advertise. Compact plant with short flower stem. I just cant get excited about it, however- not certain why! It is in partial shade, but with afternoon sun making it a hard spot in summer. Fairly quick from small seedling to flowering plant. Blooms make long-lasting cut flowers.
It can also be sonkatana or by seed planted in autumn, in trays of coarse river sand. Habitat Flat sandy stony khors and wadis small to larger ephemeral water-courses and sometimes with Euphorbia abyssinica and Dracaena ombet nearby.
It sucker below base from root and forms large groups. This is a Sudan, Africa native. Germination takes about three weeks.