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. Zone 9b coastal Otago, New Zealand I bought two seedlings of this species, both making it through last winter without undue stress or bother. It makes an excellent ground cover, grows best in a sunny position and makes a long lasting cut flower. The distinctive constituents in Aloe leaves are phenolic compounds, including chromone, anthraquinone or anthrone derivatives.
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.
Incorrect watering, poor drainage or too much shade can lead to attack by pests and diseases. Probably nicer in its adult clumpy sinkataha, but not so exciting when small. We hope you find this new site informative and useful.
Aloe (Aloe sinkatana) in the Aloes Database –
They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Blooms make long-lasting cut flowers. 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. Supplemental watering will help keeping the leaves plump and juicy.
How to Grow and Care for Aloe. Known Hazards The sap of Aloe species contains anthraquinones.
Aloe sinkatana – Wikidata
Some of the compounds are found in many species, whereas others occur in only a few[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Plants are usually stemless or with a short stem up to 30 cm long. These include congestion and irritation of the pelvic organs[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Both the leaves and leaf exudate are valued for treating a variety of ailments, including skin diseases, constipation, fever, tonsillitis, haemorrhoids and inflamed colon[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Aooe Africa.
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. 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 sinmatana rather than the cold.
The light-green leaves ale sometimes be tinged reddish and have oblong white translucent blotches more or less arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands. The leaf juice is valued locally to treat a variety of ailments including skin diseases, constipation, anthelmintic and haemorrhoids. Compact clumping rosettes, up to 60 cm tall and cm in diameter. I just cant get excited about it, however- not certain why! Always use a good quality, loamy sandy soil with plenty of drainage with chips at the bottom of containers.
Now containing plants. 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. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball.
It grows much better outdoors in spring and summer.
Aloe sinkatana (Sudan Aloe)
This is a Sudan, Africa native. Central Phoenix — A reliable bloomer in my garden in April and May. Must be a good flowerer and reproducer as hybrids with this species are flooding the aloe market, and are all over the botanical gardens. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.
The fruit is a many-seeded capsule, dehiscing loculicidally. It sucker below base from root and forms large groups.
If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Can withstand long periods of drought, but they will thrive and flower more profusely if watered in the correct season. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Other Uses None known Propagation Seed – we have no specific information on this species – in general Aloes are sown in a sandy, well-drained potting soil in a warm, shady position in standard seed trays.
Whilst safe in small doses and for short periods of time, anthraquinones do have potential problems if used in excess. It has oblong white translucent blotches arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands.
Aloe sinkatana is a stemless, evergreen, perennial succulent up to 1 feet 30 cm tall, producing a dense rosette of 16 zinkatana 20, light-green leaves. This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: On Jul 26,baiissatva from Dunedin, New Zealand wrote: It need full sun to partial shadebut plants grown in partial shade sinmatana look healthier and more succulent.