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 flowers are yellow and held in flattened globes on the end of up to 2 foot 60 cm long flower spikes. Compact clumping rosettes, up to 60 cm tall and cm in diameter.

They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated. Next Article Myrtillocactus cochal Candelabra Cactus. Now containing plants. Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: 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.

It needs strong, bright light.

Post a comment about this plant. Incorrect watering, poor drainage or too much shade can lead aloee attack by pests and diseases. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. I just cant get excited about it, however- not certain why!

The heaviest bloom time is in winter. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.


Always use a good quality, loamy sandy soil with plenty of drainage with chips at the bottom of containers. The seedlings can be planted out in individual bags or containers as soon as they are large enough to handle[ Title PlantZAfrica. It can also be propagated or by seed planted in autumn, in trays of coarse river sand.

It grows in lowland plains, hills and mountains around m elevation in sandy soils in semi-desert vegetation type. In mild climates it can be cultivated outdoors for use in landscaping, it can be grown aleo large, rocky, well-drained soil in gardens in drier areas. In the winter, provide bright light.

Aloe Species

This aloe is very tolerant of droughtalthough the tips of the leaves may wither and curl during hot, dry periods. They do look better with some sun protection though. Removal of old flower stalks ; Divide the crowded clumps periodically.

It sinkattana however very hardy when grown in full sun with the minimum water.

During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Contact Submit an Article Advertise. However, in this colder than average winter of 09 the larger has succumbed to basal rot and kicked the bucket.

Supplemental watering will help keeping the leaves plump and juicy. Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only.

Aloe sinkatana is easy to grow and adaptable, it suckers freely and can form dense groups. Blooms make long-lasting cut flowers. 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. On Dec 5,thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote: On Jul 26,baiissatva from Dunedin, New Zealand wrote:.


Aloe sinkatana – Useful Tropical Plants

Last update on Aloe sinkatana is a stemless, evergreen, perennial succulent up to 1 feet 30 cm tall, producing a dense rosette of 16 to 20, light-green leaves. The leaf sjnkatana are armed with prominenthorny, pink or brownish teeth.

The wild population has been decimated for its leaves which are valued in treatment of skin disease. Brightens nooks and dark corners. How to Grow and Care for Aloe. Prime destination for succulent lovers. Some of the compounds are found in many species, whereas others occur in only apoe few[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. They grow slowly, but not agonisingly so being able to increase their width by 20 cm per year under favourable conditions.

Central Phoenix — A reliable bloomer in my garden in April and May. Dangling, bisexual, pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple sometimes branched pyramidal whorl on short flower stems. It is under a tall fabric cold frame in winter, but seems to be frost hardy.