200 (400)cm, makes a tall woody shrub native of the upper succulent and the laurel forest zone on Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Makes woody, branching stems with a terminal, dense rosette of very large, broadly serrated, dark green, glossy leaves and a central, short-stalked inflorescence with large, rich yellow flower heads. Easily grown in any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. Seeds from Tenerife populations in the Anaga region (700m) and in the Teno region (Barranco de Bucarón, 350m and Barranco de Blas, 600m). Plants from the laurel forest in the Barranco de Blas have unsually narrow leaves. VI-VIII.