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 Species

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Long term use of anthraquinone laxatives may also play a role in development of colorectal cancer as they have genotoxic potential, and tumorigenic potential[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.

The fruit is a many-seeded capsule, dehiscing loculicidally. It grows much better outdoors in aloee and summer. This is a Sudan, Africa native.

Aloe sinkatana – Useful Tropical Plants

Compact plant with short flower stem. On Jan 21,poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote: Central Phoenix — A reliable bloomer in my garden in April and May. It is in partial shade, but with afternoon sun making it a hard spot in summer.

Supplemental watering will help keeping the leaves plump aleo juicy.

This plant will offset freely from its base. 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.


I just cant get excited about it, however- not certain why! Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. They do look better with some sun protection though. Growth habit is clustering clump. Aloe sinkatana is easy to grow and adaptable, it suckers freely and can form dense groups. Dangling, bisexual, pale yellow-green to bright orange, organized in simple sometimes branched pyramidal whorl on short flower stems. The leaves are also used to treat fever, diabetic, tonsillitis and inflammatory colon.

Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Mike Keeling General Information Aloe sinkatana is a stemless, evergreen, succulent, perennial plant producing a dense rosette of 16 – 20 leaves.

Brightens nooks and dark corners.

Last update on It tolerates weekly watering in the summer; once a month, or not at all in the colder months of December and January. CAM plants can fix carbon dioxide at night and photosynthesize with closed stomata during the day, thus minimizing sinaktana loss. These compounds have several beneficial medicinal actions, particularly as a laxative, and many species of Aloe are thus employed in traditional medicine.

View this plant in a garden. Always use a good quality, loamy sandy soil with plenty of drainage with chips at the bottom of containers. Whilst safe in small doses and for short periods of time, anthraquinones do have potential problems if used in excess.


Aloe sinkatana has a very small native range, occurring in a very arid region of Sudan where rainfall can be erratic. Fairly quick from small seedling to flowering plant. Branches below base from root. The dangling flowers are sinkattana yellow-green to sijkatana orange, organized in simple pyramidal whorl.

Habitat Flat sandy stony khors and wadis small to larger ephemeral water-courses and sometimes with Euphorbia abyssinica and Dracaena ombet nearby. The leaf margins are tinged in pink to reddish-orange and armed with forward pointing sharp, prickly pink to brownish teeth.

Aloe sinkatana (Sudan Aloe) | World of Succulents

I have to remove plants each year to keep it confined to that area. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. It has oblong white translucent blotches arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands.

Incorrect watering, poor drainage or too much shade can lead to attack by pests and diseases. If you would like to support this site, please consider Sinkatwna.

On Dec 5,thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote: 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.