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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Mike Keeling General Information Aloe sinkatana is a stemless, evergreen, succulent, perennial plant producing a dense rosette of 16 – 20 leaves. Aloe sinkatana has a very small native range, occurring in a very arid region of Sudan where rainfall can be erratic.
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. Known Hazards The sap of Aloe species contains anthraquinones.
These compounds have several beneficial medicinal actions, particularly as a laxative, and many species of Aloe are thus employed in traditional medicine. Whilst safe in small doses and for short periods of time, anthraquinones do have potential problems if used in excess. These include congestion and irritation of the pelvic organs[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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. Habitat Flat sandy stony khors and wadis small to larger ephemeral water-courses and sometimes with Euphorbia abyssinica and Dracaena ombet nearby.
Aloe sinkatana – Wikipedia
CAM plants can fix carbon dioxide at night and photosynthesize with closed stomata during the day, thus minimizing water loss. This, plus their succulent leaves and stems, and the presence of a thick cuticle, makes them well adapted to dry conditions[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Both the leaves and leaf exudate are valued for treating a variety of ailments, including skin diseases, constipation, fever, tonsillitis, haemorrhoids and inflamed colon[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. The distinctive constituents in Aloe leaves are phenolic compounds, including chromone, anthraquinone or anthrone derivatives.
Some of the compounds are found in many species, whereas others occur in only a few[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Other Uses None known Propagation Seed – we have no specific information on this species – in general Aloes are sown in a sandy, well-drained potting soil in a warm, shady position in standard seed trays. Germination takes about three weeks.
Aloe Species Aloe sinkatana
Cover the seed with a thin layer of sand 1 – 2mmkeep moist. The seedlings can be planted out in individual bags or containers as sinkatnaa as they are large enough to handle[ Title PlantZAfrica.
Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.
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Close-up of the flowers Photograph by: Last update on Now containing plants.