Red List Category:
Major Threats : In 1997, the subpopulation on the Columbretes decreased by 40% due to an attack of scale insects, same insects were detected on the Balearic islands in 2001. Other threats include introduced rabbits, alian species which has invaded parts of its habitat.
The species is presently listed in Annex I of the Spanish Royal Decree, which guarantees protection of its natural habitat. This plant is cultivated and seeds stored in the botanic garden of Valencia. The priority is to control attacks by the scale insect.