A species of southern Brazil to Argentina. Clustering rosettes of coppery-green to glaucous leaves. Foliage is fairly narrow, stiff, recurving with few and fairly small and benign spines. Tolerates cool temps well, to below freezing for short duration, even to the low 20s. The inflorescence is short with many orange flowers. A nice showy plant for the outdoor rock garden and small and tame enough for pot culture.