Sweet tabaiba

A plant species growing commonly in coastal areas in the south and west

The sweet tabaiba plant (Euphorbia balsamífera) grows mostly in the coastal areas in the south of Tenerife, especially during the autumn and winter months, standing out for its bright-coloured flowers. This endemic shrub in the Canary Islands produces a type of resin that was traditionally used as chewing gum and for sealing wine barrels.