This rarely seen lily relative from South Africa ("The Pineapple Lily") has massive fleshy strap-shaped leaves from which arise stout stems carrying very long lasting, purple-edged, green flowers in late summer and autumn.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Seeds / gram:70 (Approx)