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Blue Elf Aloe

Aloe Blue Elf

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1 gallon

Plant Care

Native region:

Desert Adapted

Water needs:



Mature size:

Growth rate:

Full Sun; Part Shade



Flower color:

Flower season:




Remove spent blooms; divide clumps




Nectar pollinators:


Nighttime pollinators:


Rabbit resistant:


Blue Elf’ will grow to 18 inches tall by 2 feet wide. The narrow, silver-blue leaves provide incredible contrast to the spikes of orange-red flowers. ‘Blue Elf’ blooms from early winter through spring, attracting hummingbirds to the garden. Fuss-free thriving in poor soil, and tolerates full sun with no signs of sunburn. Perfect for rock gardens, reflected heat borders, and containers.

Growing Plants in the Desert — Important Information

The information presented here is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and based on my research from reliable sources, observations I have made of plants growing in my, and other gardens I have visited, and observations of the plants in their native habitats. I would appreciate your feedback and experience to help me educate others! 


Cacti: In my experience, cacti are much happier in the filtered shade here in the low desert of the Coachella Valley. Colors are more vibrant and they bloom more profusely, especially the non-native varieties. If you pay attention to how our native barrel and beavertail opuntia grow in the wild, it is frequently tucked in the rocks under creosote or another shrub.


Light Requirements: I have found that in our desert (Sonoran/Colorado) “full sun” plants can take and appreciate the late afternoon filtered sun, especially in the hot summer months.

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