Blue Elf Aloe (Aloe ‘Blue Elf’)
Blue Elf Aloe
Aloe ‘Blue Elf’
- Other common name California Aloe
- Loves the heat
- Minimal care succulent
- A versatile plant equally at home planted in pots or next to boulders
- Attracts hummingbirds
- Repeat flowering
Blue Elf Aloe is one of those excellent design plants that can bring a welcome splash of bright color to any landscape, especially when its bright orange flowers are in bloom! Native to South Africa, Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ is a small aloe hybrid and one that is a highly versatile landscape addition. These aloes feature upright blue-green leaves that contrast beautifully with their spikes of orange flowers. Once in bloom, you will love the sight of hummingbirds cavorting in your garden! These orange spikes appear in late winter and can last through early spring, adding beautiful color during the winter time when not much else is blooming. Their small size makes them perfect for small spaces, and we also like to plant them in rock gardens and borders. Mass planting them creates a vibrant landscape scene that you have to see to believe!
Aloe plants such as Blue Elf Aloe love the heat and can also thrive in a location with partial to full sun exposures. In fact, their ability to thrive in full reflected sun sets them apart from many other aloes. This is a succulent that needs minimal care and once established, is drought tolerant with little to moderate watering needs.
These are the right-sized plant for smaller yards and look just as beautiful in larger landscapes too. Feel free to plant them in pots and place them in entryways, in courtyards or poolside. They also look great underneath trees! Blue Elf Aloe can fit in almost anywhere in your landscape!
Visit any of Big Tex Tree Nurseries throughout Houston for the greatest aloe plants custom-grown by use in our local climate. We have what you need to beautify any size landscape, so if you are looking for a great way to increase property value, a makeover can do it!