Plant Blue Elf Aloe in a location that receives a minimum of 6 hours full sun. The beautiful blue foliage color is best in full sun but may appreciate some afternoon shade in hot inland gardens.
Water your Blue Elf Aloe deeply after planting, then reduce frequency allowing the soil to dry in between waterings. Water sparingly and avoid over-watering, which can cause root rot. The plant will be drought-tolerant once established, but may need supplemental water during prolonged dry spells.
Fertilizing the Blue Elf Aloe is not necessary, but if you want to give it a boost, feed it with a balanced cactus fertilizer once a year. Overfertilization can burn the roots and harm the plant, so be cautious.
Pruning your Blue Elf Aloe is not necessary, but you can remove dead or damaged leaves and spent flowers to keep the plant looking neat and tidy.
The Blue Elf Aloe is a small and compact plant that can grow up to 1-2 feet tall and wide. It has blue-gray leaves with small white soft teeth along the edges and produces orange-red tubular flowers in the summer. It works well in rock gardens, succulent gardens, and as a container plant. It is low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and grows well in rocky or sandy soil. It will be a treasured addition to any landscape with its distinctive silvery blue leaves and orange-red tubular flowers.