The bloom stalk of the Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata) has reached a height of four feet. And recently, the flowers finally opened.
The multi-branched stalk has clusters of red/green flowers at the end of each section.
This is the plant's second bloom of the year, and the stalk does not seem to be as profuse as its first one (but I'm not complaining!).
As the evening sun sets, it peaks through the upper canopy and highlights the flower clusters.
And, even better, the other large Soap Aloe in the bed is producing its first ever bloom stalk. So hopefully I'll soon have them both in bloom.
And that will be pretty special.