Aloe or Aloë is a genus of over 500 plants. Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ is a hybrid which is sometimes also called California Aloe or Aloe ‘Blue Boy’, it actually is not Aloe California but sometimes it is sold as. It is tight clump-forming, dwarf, evergreen succulent. Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ has slender rosettes with upright leaves that are tooth-edged. It can grow up to 45cm or 18in tall. The leaves sometimes change color if stressed or extreme weather. It is part of the Asphodelaceae family of plants.
Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ produces tall spikes of orange flowers during winter and early spring. It is drought and heat tolerant. If growing indoors provide plenty of light and outside provide a bit of shade, especially in very hot climates. Plant Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ in well-drained soil. Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ is hardy to 20ºF or -7ºC. It does required watering but can withstand periods of drought. Propagate by seed or offsets, or cuttings. It attracts hummingbirds. Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ is also deer tolerant.