Its long, slender leaves sprout from a base rosette and are covered in a multitude of white hairs, giving the plant its attractive, silvery tones. Its most spectacular moment, however, is during its fourth or fifth year when, weather permitting, it produces a gigantic, conical inflorescence of red flowers up to 3 m high – an explosion of colour and beauty that co-exists with the surrounding bushes, forming colonies, especially in the rocky areas at the base of the Cañadas del Teide crater walls. Flowering, which occurs between May and July, is a spectacle that simply should not be missed. Once the seeds have matured the plant dies and the dried skeleton remains intact for many months.

Source: El Teleférico