A high altitude collection from our 1994 Chile trip, collected at 6,000ft on Volcano Antuco (RB94054). Has flourished here for many years. Massed heads of spiky, greeny-white grape-sized flowers on strong stalks above pineapple-like saw-toothed rosettes.
Sow seeds IMMEDIATELY you receive them, at any time of the year, they depend on having several months in cold, damp compost, (NOT DRY IN A FRIDGE) before they will germinate. Keep the seed tray moist in a cold greenhouse or shady corner. These fresh seeds can be very slow to germinate. Do not use any artificial heat in an attempt to germinate them as it may cause them to enter even deeper dormancy.