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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Growth habit is clustering clump. Aloe AL-oh Info Species: The heaviest bloom time is in winter. It tolerates weekly watering in the summer; once a month, or not at all in the colder months of December and January. On Jul 26,baiissatva from Dunedin, New Zealand wrote: The dangling flowers are pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple pyramidal whorl.
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.
Aloe sinkatana (Sudan Aloe)
The leaves are also used to treat fever, diabetic, tonsillitis and inflammatory colon. It makes an excellent ground cover, grows best in a sunny position and makes a long lasting cut flower.
The flowers attracts hummingbirds at a time when there are not many other hummingbird flowers available. View this plant in a garden. However, in this colder than average winter of 09 the larger has succumbed to basal rot and kicked the bucket. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. It is under a tall fabric cold frame in winter, but seems to be frost hardy.
These compounds have several beneficial medicinal actions, particularly as a laxative, and many species of Aloe are thus employed in traditional medicine. Aloe Species Aloe sinkatana. Aloe sinkatana Fairly quick grower it is a good flowerer and an easy species to care. Some of the compounds are found in many species, whereas others occur in only a few[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Post a comment about this plant. Fairly quick from small seedling to flowering plant.
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.
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. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. The leaf margins are tinged in pink to reddish-orange and armed with forward pointing sharp, prickly pink to brownish teeth.
Aloe sinkatana – Wikidata
Supplemental watering will help keeping the leaves plump and juicy. This plant will offset freely from its base. Brightens nooks and dark corners.
Plants are usually stemless or with a short stem up to 30 cm long. 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. Zone 9b coastal Otago, New Zealand I bought two seedlings of this species, both making it through last winter without undue stress or bother.
The light-green leaves may sometimes be tinged reddish and have oblong white translucent blotches more or less arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands.
Prime destination for succulent lovers. Germination takes about three weeks. It has oblong white translucent blotches arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands. Compact clumping rosettes, up to 60 cm tall and cm in diameter.
Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant… — See more at: The flowers are yellow and held in flattened globes on the end of up to 2 foot 60 cm long flower spikes.
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Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Aloe sinkatana is easy to grow and adaptable, it suckers freely and can form dense groups. It is in partial shade, but with afternoon sun making it a hard spot in summer.
Aloe sinkatana Reynolds In: The leaf juice is valued locally to treat a variety of ailments including skin diseases, constipation, anthelmintic and haemorrhoids. On Jul 26,baiissatva from Dunedin, New Zealand wrote:. Cover the seed with a thin layer of sand 1 – 2mmkeep moist. Now containing plants. Asphodelaceae as-foh-del-AY-see-ee Info Genus: It can be grown in large containers.
They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated. Next Article Myrtillocactus cochal Candelabra Cactus. Dangling, bisexual, pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple sometimes branched pyramidal whorl on short flower stems. It can also be propagated or by seed planted in autumn, in trays of coarse river sand.
Probably nicer in its adult clumpy grandeur, but not so exciting when small. Attractive enough aloe, profusely spotty, low set rosette, small red tipped spines, and as previously mentioned, the mother of numerous domestic hybrids. Removal of old flower stalks ; Divide the crowded clumps periodically. How to Sinkatanx and Care for Aloe.
The wild population has been decimated for its leaves which are valued in treatment of skin disease. Must be a good flowerer and reproducer as hybrids with this species are flooding the aloe market, and are all over the botanical gardens.