Aloe sinkatana

$10.80

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

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Aloe sinkatana

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Aloe sinkatana is a very small plant which usually doesn’t get any larger than 6″, but clusters up and forms nice mounds. The inflorescence is  flat-topped and yellow which is unusual for aloes.

Aloe sinkatana does well in succulent and rock or cactus gardens in addition to other xeriscape plantings.  When planted on top of a wall or hill or wherever it is back lit by the sun, the plant’s translucent leaves appear to take on a glowing orange color. Flowers of Aloe sinkatana attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.

Also pretty in containers, this aloe has light-green leaves tinged reddish-orange, and they are marked by oblong white translucent blotches arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands. The leaf margins are tinged in pink, and are armed with forward-pointing sharp and prickly pink-to-brownish teeth. Aloe sinkatana will offset freely from its base.

The flowers are yellow and held in flattened globes on the end of 1 to 2′  flower spikes. The heaviest bloom time is winter. Aloe sinkatana blooms make long-lasting cut flowers.

The leaf juice is valued locally to treat a variety of ailments including skin diseases and digestion problems, fevers, diabetes, tonsillitis and inflammatory colon.

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Names and Synonyms: None
Common Names: Sudan Aloe
Family: Aloeaceae
Origin: Sudan
Size Label: 1 Gallon
Height: 6″-1′
Width: 1-3′
Cold Tolerance: 25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
Heat Tolerance: Very high
Light Requirement: Full sun to light shade
Water needs: Extremely drought tolerant but light irrigation during hot dry periods will keep the leaves plump.
Maintenance: Remove offsets and spent flower spikes as desired.
Uses: A very nice plant for succulent and rock or cactus gardens. Good in xeriscape plantings too. Excellent on the top of a wall or hill where the sun can backlight it – when the translucent leaves take on a glowing orange color. Flowers attact hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Pretty in containers as well.
Propagation: Remove and replant offsetting stems. Collect and plant seeds after flowering.
Special notes: This aloe has light-green leaves tinged reddish-orange. It has oblong white translucent blotches arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands. The leaf margins are tinged in pink and armed with forward pointing sharp, prickly pink to brownish teeth. This plant will offset freely from its base. The flowers are yellow and held in flattened globes on the end of 1 to 2 foot flower spikes. The heaviest bloom time is in winter. Blooms make long-lasting cut flowers. The leaf juice is valued locally to treat a variety of ailments including skin diseases and digestion problems, fevers, diabetes, tonsillitis and inflammatory colon.
Research Links:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/62535/
http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/ALOE/Aloe_sinkatana/Aloe_sinkatana/
http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=3417

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There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root.
Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA.
For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
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