Aloe Blizzard Plant Care Guide

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What is The Aloe Blizzard Plant?

Aloe ‘Blizzard’ is a dramatic hybrid Aloe cultivar that has distinct green and white variegated leaves. All Aloe ‘Blizzard’ are clones of one another and have the same coloration and care requirements.

Aloe ‘Blizzard’ is notable for distinct colorful patterns and texture not found on any other Aloe variety, this cultivar was bred to have dramatic green and white variegated patterning with pronounced white stripes that shift across the leaves. Aloe ‘Blizzard’ is a miniature Aloe that has stiff rough leaves with toothy edges that form rosettes that get up to six inches wide.

Aloe ‘Blizzard’ is well adapted to be grown as an indoor houseplant and is ideal for windowsill growing. Aloe ‘Blizzard’ prefers well lit places and grows well in full sun and bright indirect light settings.

Light CareLight Care

Aloe ‘Blizzard’ will thrive in full sun conditions and requires at least bright indirect light to grow. When growing Aloe indoors, the brighter the light the better as it allows them to form healthy rosettes and to develop full color. A well lit southern facing windowsill is ideal as Aloe ‘Blizzard’ will not be negatively affected by direct sunlight. When growing outdoors Aloe ‘Blizzard’ will do best in full sun but may need to be adapted to the conditions first as immediate planting in full sun may result in some leaf burns if it was prior growing in a shaded location.

Water CareWater Care

Aloe ‘Blizzard’ prefers dry soil and likes to be watered mildly with enough time to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Using a loose well draining soil is also important as it allows the roots to dry quickly which prevents root rot. Always plant Aloe in pots that have holes at the bottom to allow for drainage and to prevent any water from pooling at the bottom of the pot. Watering should be done once every other week in summer and reduced to once a month in winter.

Food GuideFood Guide

Aloe ‘Blizzard’ does not require fertilizer but benefits from light fertilizing. It is recommended to use slow release fertilizer pellets that release small doses of fertilizer over time. These pallets ensure that the roots do not get chemical burns from an overdose of fertilizer and make the fertilization process effortless. Liquid fertilizer can also be used, but use it sparingly and dilute the fertilizer to ¼ the recommended strength. Liquid fertilizer may leave white residue on the leaves if allowed to dry on them, this can easily be washed off with water. Fertilize lightly once a month, watering with regular water in between to prevent fertilizer buildup in the soil.

Staff Holy Grail Tip:

Aloe ‘Blizzard’ is a gorgeous but small cultivar of Aloe. It is best suited being used as a windowsill plant where it can get ample light and have few other plants crowding it out. It is best appreciated up close where the viewer can see its fine and complex textural patterning. Aloe ‘Blizzard’ makes an excellent contrast plant around other Aloes that have bright red and orange coloration where the unique green and white leaves of Aloe ‘Blizzard’ will stand out.