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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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Good to Grow...indoors:


Full sun, Partial sun

Water when soil is completely dry.

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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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Houseplant, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when soil is completely dry.
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

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