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Aloe ‘Blue Elf’

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Scientific Name

Aloe ‘Blue Elf’

Scientific Classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ is a vigorous tight-clumping Aloe that grows up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and up to 2 feet (60 cm) wide. It is a succulent with narrow upright gray-blue leaves that contrast well with spikes of orange flowers that appear mostly from early winter to early spring but can often have a stray bloom spike anytime in the year.

How to Grow and Care

Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown Aloe can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, it’s essential that Aloe is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.

Aloe are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Some kinds of aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aloe.

Origin

It may have been one of Edward C. Hummel’s hybrids and is thought by some to have Aloe humilis as one parent.

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