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Products > Aloe Moonglow ['LEO 3151A']
Aloe Moonglow ['LEO 3151A'] - Moonglow Sunbird Aloe
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe Moonglow ['LEO 3151A'] - A medium size shrub aloe that grows to 4 to 5 feet tall by 6+ feet wide with many densely held rosettes holding narrow 18 inch long gray-green leaves that arch strongly upwards with yellow teeth along the margins and some horizontal banding on the upper surface of the leaf. Starting in late fall, with peak bloom in midwinter, appear an abundance of tightly clustered salmon-yellow flower buds that open to display pale yellow flowers on branching inflorescences that rise well above the foliage this hybrid is a vey heavy flower producer! Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and give occasional to infrequent summer irrigation. This hybrid is listed as frost tolerant with foliage and stems hardy to at least 25 F but winter flowers can be damaged at long duration temperatures much below 30. Aloe Moonglow comes from the breeding program of Leo Thamm of Sunbird Aloes in Johannesburg, South Africa. This aloe was first introduced into the US in 2012 in this Sunbird Aloe collection that also included the other very nice aloe cultivars 'Fairy Pink', Aloe 'Erik the Red' ['LEO 3151A'], Scarlet Rockets ['LEO 3711'] and Topaz ['LEO 4120']. We have sold this wonderful cultivar since first introducing it into the California nursery trade in 2012 and it had become one of the most popular aloes that we sell. The original information we had on it was that it was much smaller growing but after having it for more than 10 years in our own garden, we have seen just how large this beautiful aloe can get.  Information displayed on this page about  Aloe Moonglow ['LEO 3151A'] is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.