Blue Elf Aloe
Aloe 'Blue Elf'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Lore||Aloes 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 Maturity||Reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early winter to early spring; intermittently year-round.|
|Flower Attribute||Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Heat Loving and Waterwise|
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: 9 - 11