I affectionately call this aloe plant Naomi. She comes from part of a plant that was given to my dad from my grandmother, his mom, Naomi. I got it 7 or 8 years ago, I can't remember now. She was normal sized when I got her. My grandmother passed away from cancer in May 2007. She loved having plants, a trait she passed down to me. I now have this main aloe plus 3 or 4 other plants from it's offshoots that I call great-grandchilden!! I also have an ivy that I named Naomi because it came from a leaf my dad took from one of plants and rooted.
There are several leaves this size. When it first started blooming 4 or 5 years ago, I got worried that it would be like a Century plant-- take a century to bloom then die. But it didn't. And every year since it's bloomed. The stalk gets 2-3 ft high. The first year it made white flowers. Every year since they've been pinkish. These were taken a year ago also but these are very similar to this past Spring's blooms:
With yard stick to show how tall it got.
I am anxious to see what this new bloom is going to look like!