• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat; less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Attractive Foliage
    Blooms:
    Blooms only once after about 10 years.
  • Detail
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Blooms only once after about 10 years.
    Companion PlantsHens & Chicks (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil away from reflected heat. Thrives in full sun to part shade in cool coastal areas; part shade in hot summer areas. Performs best with regular water or with environmental humidity. The mother plant declines after flowering; younger rosettes will perpetuate the plant.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat; less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    'Blue Glow' is a cross between A. attenuata x A. ocahui.