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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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 in autumn The leaf margins are armed with prominenthorny, pink or a,oe teeth.
The dangling flowers are pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple pyramidal whorl. Aloe sinkatana Reynolds In: It grows in lowland plains, hills and mountains around m elevation in sandy soils in semi-desert vegetation type.
The wild population has been sinkatanx for its leaves which are valued in treatment of skin disease.
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. Compact clumping rosettes, up to 60 cm tall and cm in diameter.
It sucker below base from root and forms large groups. Plants are usually stemless or with a short stem up to 30 cm long.
The light-green leaves may sometimes be tinged reddish and sibkatana oblong white translucent blotches more or less arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands.
Dangling, bisexual, pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple sometimes branched pyramidal whorl on short flower stems. The flowers attracts hummingbirds at a time when there are not many other hummingbird flowers available.
The fruit is a many-seeded capsule, dehiscing loculicidally. Aloe sinkatana is easy to grow and adaptable, it suckers freely and can form dense groups. It can be grown in large containers. Always use a good quality, loamy sandy soil with plenty of drainage with chips at the bottom of snkatana.
It tolerates weekly watering in the summer; once a month, or not at all in the colder months of December and January. Can withstand long periods of drought, but they will thrive and flower more profusely if watered in the correct season.
Incorrect watering, poor drainage or too much shade can lead to attack by pests and diseases. It need full sun to partial shadebut plants grown in partial shade usually look healthier and more succulent. It is however very hardy when grown in full sun with the minimum water. This aloe is very tolerant of droughtalthough the tips of the leaves may wither and curl during hot, dry periods. Supplemental watering will help keeping the leaves plump and juicy. Removal of old flower stalks ; Divide the crowded clumps periodically.
It grows much better outdoors in spring and summer. It can also be propagated or by seed planted in autumn, in trays of coarse river sand. In mild climates it can be alie outdoors for use in landscaping, it can be grown in large, rocky, well-drained soil in gardens in drier areas.
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It makes an excellent ground cover, grows best in a sunny position and makes a long lasting cut flower. They grow slowly, but not agonisingly so being able to increase their width by 20 cm per year under favourable conditions. Must be a good flowerer and reproducer as hybrids with this species are flooding the aloe market, and are all over the botanical gardens.
The leaf juice is valued locally to treat a variety of ailments including skin diseases, constipation, anthelmintic and haemorrhoids. The leaves are also used to treat fever, diabetic, tonsillitis and inflammatory colon.