Aloe 'Moonglow'

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Aloe 'Moonglow'

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A Leo Thamm hybrid. Plant rosette grows to about 1 metre in diameter. Grows a stem and will branch. I suspect parentage has a. capitata in it. Many racemes make up a large volume of flowers about 60 centimetres above the plant.
This hybrid is very similar to aloe 'Southern Cross' (also Leo Thamm) except the racemes taper at the top and the individual flowers have less prominent stripes.
aloe 'Moonglow' raceme
aloe 'Moonglow' raceme
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aloe 'Moonglow' flower detail
aloe 'Moonglow' flower detail
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aloe 'Moonglow' plant and flowers
aloe 'Moonglow' plant and flowers
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aloe 'Moonglow' raceme from above with a. capitata features
aloe 'Moonglow' raceme from above with a. capitata features
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aloe 'Moonglow' raceme later
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aloe 'Moonglow' at Roma Street Parkland
aloe 'Moonglow' at Roma Street Parkland
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aloe 'Moonglow' in a semi shaded location
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Usually a plain green,Moonglow leaves will color up moderately in summer if kept dry.
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anyone know what are the parents of this hybrid?
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My guess is that's likely "Proprietary Information" of Sunbird Aloes. In looking over many of their multitude of hybrids listed on their website, I have not seen any information disclosing the parentage of any of them. Makes sense to me, and I can't blame them either.
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In summer at 1 pm. I meant to take it earlier as in weaker light it shows more turquoise.
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Yesterday...
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More of what to enjoy when you plant yours-
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Today. GET ONE!
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Stan, your 'Moonglow' sure puts on a great show! I'd be very tempted to "GET ONE!", but I rarely see Leo Thamm hybrids offered here locally.
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toditd wrote:Stan, your 'Moonglow' sure puts on a great show! I'd be very tempted to "GET ONE!", but I rarely see Leo Thamm hybrids offered here locally.
Same. They don't appear often and the last time I saw some at the big box they had aloe mites.
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It might be a while to send more cuttings. For one- all the shoots are large. No small shoots that fill in the gaps. Also,I had somebody take a couple from the right side- my eyeballs see the open area ::x .
But,one day,I might take a back cutting and put it up for trade on Agaveville first and only. I wish I had bought every one HD had in the two stores close to my house. It would be killer trade bait.
But if any other chance for a healthy one comes up?...jump on it.
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I have a good clump of these now, from offsets a friend gave me (plus one that I traded with Stan). They only make big fat offsets, never little ones. It's funny because they grown plant is medium size at best. But Stan's right, no little offsets...
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Moonglow always outblooms all my other aloes...
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Blooms about half done as of today. Its a blast of Aloe flowers.
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rooting, I hope!
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2023. I think over the years some pups have been removed..not by me.
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Stan wrote: Mon Feb 13, 2023 4:03 pm 2023. I think over the years some pups have been removed..not by me.
Happy Valentine's Day, @Stan. Not sure how you got there ahead of me, we're in the same time zone. I wanted to add that Moonglow seems to have *some* frost tolerance. I'm not sure how much, but I've left one of mine out unprotected this winter in heavy rainfall and cold weather. Maybe it does have capitata influence, the leaves certainly do have similar colors. I plan to cover it tomorrow, just because we have a hard freeze in the forecast and I don't want the bloom stalks damaged since I haven't had the pleasure of seeing it flower yet.
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Blooming right now. These are definitely the heaviest blooming aloes.
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Just to report that Moonglow is sending up bloom stalks already here in the bay area.
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I've got two plants starting also.
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Unfortunately mine did not survive last summer... A bummer, but well it is what it is.
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Flowers are finally opening, and I'm trying to cross it with A. hereroensis...
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