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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Aole sucker below base from root and forms large groups. Plants are usually stemless or with a short stem up to 30 cm long. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. These compounds have several beneficial medicinal actions, particularly as a laxative, and many species of Simkatana are thus employed in traditional medicine.
So perhaps watch the water on thi Aloe sinkatana Fairly quick grower it is a good flowerer and an easy species to care. Known Hazards The sap of Aloe species contains anthraquinones.
Cover the seed with a thin layer of sand 1 – 2mmkeep moist. This is a Sudan, Africa native. Next Article Myrtillocactus cochal Candelabra Cactus. Fairly quick from small seedling to flowering plant.
Aloe (Aloe sinkatana) in the Aloes Database –
On Dec 5,thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote: I have to remove plants each year to keep it confined to that area. A young turgid plant in autumn Aloe AL-oh Info Species: These include congestion and irritation of the pelvic organs[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
It need full sun to partial shadebut plants grown in partial shade usually look healthier and more succulent. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. 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.
The leaf margins are tinged in pink sinkataana reddish-orange and armed with forward pointing sharp, prickly pink to brownish teeth. View this plant in a garden. Last update on Branches below base from root.
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Now containing plants. Blooms make long-lasting cut flowers. Sinkataan Species Aloe sinkatana. It is under a tall fabric cold frame in winter, but seems to be frost hardy.
It grows in lowland plains, hills and mountains around m elevation in sandy soils in sibkatana vegetation type. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant… — See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
Aoe a comment about this plant. We hope you find this new site informative and useful. However, in this colder than average winter of 09 the larger has succumbed to basal rot and kicked the bucket.
The fruit is a many-seeded capsule, dehiscing loculicidally. Given that the species a,oe to occur along temporary water courses, changes in rainfall pattern and amounts might pose a significant threat to this species.
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. Can withstand long periods of drought, but they will thrive and flower more profusely if watered in the correct season.
Whilst safe in small doses and for short periods of time, anthraquinones do have potential problems if used in excess. CAM plants can fix carbon dioxide at night and photosynthesize with closed stomata during the day, thus minimizing water loss. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. Attractive enough aloe, profusely spotty, low set rosette, small red tipped spines, and as previously mentioned, the mother of numerous domestic hybrids.
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. The heaviest bloom time is in winter. The flowers attracts hummingbirds at a time when there are not many other hummingbird flowers available. Aloe sinkatana Reynolds In: The leaf margins are armed with prominenthorny, pink or brownish teeth. It makes an excellent ground cover, grows best in a sunny position and makes a long lasting cut flower.
Incorrect watering, poor drainage or too much shade can lead to attack by pests and diseases. It needs strong, bright light. 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 Tropical Africa.
Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Compact plant with short flower stem. Zone 9b coastal Otago, New Zealand I bought two seedlings of this species, both making it through last winter without undue stress or bother.
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only.