I just spotted your post. I purchased a similar or identical aloe about 3 yrs ago. It sprouts the same bud spikes once a year and last year it sprouted two. You may have noticed by now that the flowers
have withered and dropped, and the spike will dry out and get hard. At this time I have been cutting it off with a sharp scissor very close to the stalk. I also find that as the flowers
drop, they leave a sticky residue on the leaves which I usually remove with some mild soapy water. Last year It got so big that I had to go to Home Depot and buy the biggest pot they had and transplanted it in cactus
mix and some coarse sand w/a little organic fertilizer mixed in. Since then the thing has been sprouting offspring galore, which I slice off and plant. It is kind of becoming overwhelming, but is very cool. Last time my wife and I had to carry it outdoors through a sliding door to transplant it, but now I don't think it will fit, so if I were able to find a larger pot, I'd probably have to put down a dropcloth and do it in the dining room where it resides. I am by no means an expert, and my suggestions are only from my experience and intuition. If anyone knows of any interesting uses or processes for the leaves, I would like to hear. I have seen similar leaves sold in the produce section of supermarkets, but no one has been able to tell me what can be done with them.