This little aloe cultivar produces multiple inflorescences that bear the cheesecake colour (pale creamy yellow) flowers in winter. Inflorescences are mostly simple (single raceme) but stronger flowers often have a second raceme. The buds are deeper yellow in colour than the open flowers. Cheesecake should be treated as a pot plant, simply because small aloes of this size do not have the moisture reserves to accompany their larger cousins in an open planting area.
The grey-green leaves are lined with pale, softish spines of uneven size and spacing. They tend to grow upward with a slight curve away from the plant. The end result is a plant that is neatly structured with very few stem shoots. It is not clear if rosette division upon maturity is a regular occurrence.
Putting two ‘Cheesecake’ plants together with a single Aloe ‘Sakura’ in one container creates a rather charming arrangement.
Best recorded flowering performance from a single rosette: 3 inflorescences with a total of 5 racemes.
Uploaded March 2020.