Our plant, pictured here, is just 4cm across the largest rosette and is beginning to pup. It flowered over summer, putting out a spectacular fly-rod truss almost 25cm long, weighted down at the end with beautiful, lantern-like blooms in waxy apricot and saffron.
I've had mine for a little over a year and it's presented no cultvational problems (so far), perhaps because it lives inside here. I suspect it's a little more tropically-inclined than many of my other Madagascan aloes, which evolved at higher altitudes, so I cosset it a wee bit. Half day shade, water maybe three times a month over summer and not at all over winter, very open soil mix with plenty of pumice. I've begun a blood and bone meal feeding regime, a liberal dressing once a year in spring, which seems to be yielding great results especially in regards to flowering. For a small pot like this I would scatter about half a teaspoon of dry meal, being careful not to deposit it on the plant or around it's basal area, watering it in well.
© céili o'keefe.