Botanical Name: Aloe sinkatana
 Common Name: Aloe
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Orange, Red, Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Half

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter

 

Location Uses

Entry, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by:

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

This Aloe forms clumping rosettes, each reaching about 2' x 3'. Foliage is fleshy, blue-green, and covered with marginal spines. Flowers are yellow to red and produced in winter. Needs little water, only every other week through the summer. Afternoon shade is best. Native to rocky slopes from 1000 to 3000' in Sudan and surrounding Northwest Africa.
Frost tolerant to 25 F.