Over the past 7+ years I have been keeping succulents. I have had 2 aloe mother plants during that time. The first had to be left in Ohio but the second I have had for close to 4 years now in Chicagoland. My aloe is flowering! I have my first flower stalk. I am kind of excited about it. And the first person I choose to tell says something not relevant and could be perceived as sarcastic.