Aloe “Blue Elf” – This small aloe has a green-blue color and thin, spiky leaves. These get up to two feet tall and two feet wide, based on how much space they have to grow.
Keeping this in consideration, is blue elf aloe medicinal?
Aloe ‘Blue Elf‘ requires very little water once established and thrives on full sun or light shade. Its medicinal qualities are widely recognized. It is a lovely subject for containers or grouped in a drought-tolerant garden.
Then, how do you grow blue aloe vera?
Plant “Blue Elf” aloes in a south-facing bed with full sun or some light midday shade. Amend the top 8 inches of soil with a 4-inch layer of pea gravel or coarse sand if your soil is loamy or clay-based. Space the plants two feet apart to give them enough room to spread.
What does an overwatered aloe plant look like?
Overwatering Aloe Vera
When an aloe plant is being overwatered, the leaves develop what are called water-soaked spots that look soggy and soft. It is almost as though the entire leaf becomes saturated with water, then it turns to mush.
Aloe Vera. One of the most popular succulents, aloe vera is frequently used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Its sap is traditionally used to treat sunburns, and the plant’s extracts can be found in supplements, cosmetics and flavored waters. However, this succulent can be poisonous to pets.
The flowers of the Blue Elf Aloe are a favorite of hummingbirds. Reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide. Early winter to early spring; intermittently year-round.
Medicinal Aloe, Barbados Aloe
This succulent is well-known for its medicinal properties. It is bright green with light spots, and has small spikes on the outer edges of the leaves. Considered synonymous with Aloe barbadensis.
Blue elf aloe is a densely clumping cultivar that grows 15-18 in. tall and eventually up to 2 ft. wide. Each plant in the clump produces a 18-24 in.
The plant likes full sun to partial shade, and is drought-resistant, but prefers occasional, supplemental irrigation during the hot, dry season. It is hardy to twenty to twenty-five degrees Fahrenheit and prefers gravelly or sandy, well-draining soil to look its best.
Repotting: These plants are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot them in the spring in a container a few inches larger in diameter every few years to keep it from becoming rootbound.
Different Types of Aloe
- Aloe Barbadensis Miller. This is one of the most common types and is very popular due to its healing properties. …
- Aloe Crosby’s Prolific. This miniature or dwarf aloe has long leaves with translucent teeth. …
- Aloe Rubroviolacea. …
- Aloe Ferox. …
- Aloe Microstigma. …
- Aloe Broomii. …
- Aloe Aculeata. …
- Aloe Marlothii.
Beautiful and drought tolerant – aloe vera attracts hummingbirds and can be grown in almost any garden.
In general you can expect to water Sedeveria Blue Elf succulents once a week more or less. The reason I say more or less is due to not knowing your own climate so it may vary. With that being said the most important thing to remember is to only water when your soil is fully dry.
Pruning: Divide and thin crowded clumps about every 3 to 5 years to reinvigorate. Otherwise, remove spent flower stalks after bloom. Propagation: Extremely easy by division. Disease and pests: Root rot in poorly drained and excessively irrigated soil.