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Aloe sinkatana

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Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: sinkatana (sink-uh-TAWN-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange
Bright Yellow
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral baiissatva On Jul 26, 2009, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

Zone 9b coastal Otago, New Zealand

I bought two seedlings of this species, both making it through last winter without undue stress or bother. However, in this colder than average winter of 09 the larger has succumbed to basal rot and kicked the bucket. I suspect the rot set in during late summer, since it had failed to thrive since then when I think about it, so my heavy hand with the watering can might be to blame rather than the cold. The smaller one's new leaves are a little cold-bitten, tho', so hmm who knows?
Attractive enough aloe, profusely spotty, low set rosette, small red tipped spines, and as previously mentioned, the mother of numerous domestic hybrids. I just cant get excited about it, however- not certain why!
So perhaps watch the water on this one if youre in a cooler zone, or make sure its mounded if planted out. Probably nicer in its adult clumpy grandeur, but not so exciting when small.

Positive thistlesifter On Dec 5, 2006, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

Compact plant with short flower stem. Branches below base from root. Growth habit is clustering clump. Brightens nooks and dark corners. Fairly quick from small seedling to flowering plant.

bob
:>)

Neutral palmbob On Jan 31, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

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. 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. This is a Sudan, Africa native.

Must be a good flowerer and reproducer as hybrids with this species are flooding the aloe market, and are all over the botanical gardens.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Apache Junction, Arizona
Carefree, Arizona
Chandler Heights, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
La Presa, California
Mission Viejo, California
Vista, California
Metairie, Louisiana



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