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Blue Elf Aloe
Aloe 'Blue Elf'
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A tough little heat-loving hydrid aloe for small spaces. Narrow upright blue-gray leaves contrast nicely with spikes of orange flowers. A favorite of hummingbirds, this minimal-care succulent thrives in poor soil and is perfect for rock gardens, water-wise borders or containers. Excellent mass planting. Foliage tips may have a reddish tinge in extreme temperatures. Evergreen.
|Botanical Name:||Aloe 'Blue Elf'|
|Special Feature:||Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Flower Attribute:||Repeat Flowering , Showy Flowers|
|Bloom Time:||Early winter to early spring; intermittently year-round.|
|Garden Style:||Mediterranean , Rustic|
Thrives in lean, well-drained soil. Bloom and foliage color is best in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Water periodically during the hot season for best appearance; avoid over-watering during the cooler months. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
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.
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