Blue Elf Aloe

Aloe 'Blue Elf'

A tough, heat loving hybrid for small spaces. Narrow, upright, blue-gray leaves contrast nicely with the pale orange flower spikes. This fuss-free succulent thrives in poor soil - perfect for rock gardens, waterwise borders or containers. Excellent for mass plantings. Foliage tips may have a reddish tinge in extreme temperatures. Evergreen.
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9-11: Outdoor
Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationAL-oh
LoreAloes can withstand periods of drought, by storing moisture in their fleshy leaves, which have a resilient waxy cuticle covering their surface. The genus name Aloe is derived from the Greek word 'alsos' which means the 'bitter juice from the leaves. The flowers of the Blue Elf Aloe are a favorite of hummingbirds.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly winter to early spring; intermittently year-round.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAgave (Agave); Yarrow (Achillea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Sedum (Sedum)

Grows easily in lean, loose, sandy or rocky, fast-draining soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; drought tolerant once established. Avoid excess water during cooler months. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow Indoors in All Zones