Aloe ‘Cheesecake’

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.