Aloe sinkatana Reynolds
Aloe sinkatana is a stemless succulent that forms a dense rosette of 16 to 20 light-green leaves with oblong white translucent blotches arranged in a series of irregular transverse bands. It grows up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall and offset freely from its base. The leaf margins are tinged in pink to reddish-orange and armed with forward-pointing sharp, prickly pink to brownish teeth. Flowers are yellow, long-lasting, and held in flattened globes on the end of up to 2 foot (60 cm) long flower spikes. The heaviest bloom time is in winter.
USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. However, as with all succulents, Aloe must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.
Aloes are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to divide the root ball carefully. Some kinds of Aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently.
It needs strong, bright light. They can withstand full summer sun once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. It prefers warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C) but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
This species is native to Sudan.
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