Truly a beautiful plant and one of the most spectacular from the amazing Juan Fernandez Islands, this large Dendroseris forms a slender, unbranched trunk to about 4 m (13 ft.) tall, which holds a dense crown of glossy, pinnate leaves. From a distance, plants in the forest can easily be confused with palm trees. A monocarpic perennial, the plant is thought to live for twenty to fifty years before it produces a large inflorescence with countless small, white flowers and then dies. Endemic only to Robinson Crusoe Island, it grows in rain and cloud forests at medium to high altitudes in the mountains of the island. It is critically endangered due to habitat changes caused by herbivores such as goats and is also outcompeted by introduced shrubs. Seeds germinate rapidly and cultivation is easy in any cool temperate climate without extremes of heat or frost in USDA zones 9 and 10. We are extremely proud to be able to introduce this species into cultivation.