Small shrub to about 1 m tall with long, leaf-scarred stems. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, green, in rosettes mostly 10-25 cm wide at the apices of the stems, centre flat. Flower cluster yellow, dense, roundish to conical. Flowers 9-11-parted. Petals bright yellow, star-like.
The most commonly cultivated species grown mostly for the purplish leaf rosettes.
Canary Islands. Naturalised in the Americas, Mediterranean, New Zealand and the S Mt Lofty Ranges region of SA.
Source: (2002). Crassulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.