Remember on July 29th when I posted this photo of the Aloe prebloom and some of you asked me to show it when it bloomed? I erred in calling it an aloe. It is actually an agave.
This is how it looked as it started to branch out: (click on first photo to enlarge all.)
On August 24, it is now as tall as this little palm and branching out even more. Each of those knobs will be a bloom. When it finishes blooming, the plant will die.
You wonder how it could grow this quickly? Here is the rest of my garden a few weeks ago. During the rainy season, everything flourishes. The problem is keeping it cut back: