Can't set session.gc_maxlifetime or anything in ~/.php/7.4/phprc

Good day!
I’m trying to set session.gc_maxlifetime and can’t. I followed the directions on the wiki php.ini overview
phpinfo() reports
Additional .ini files parsed /etc/php74/conf.d/imagick.ini, /home/me/.php/7.4/phprc
in /home/me/.php/7.4/phprc I’ve put:
session.cookie_lifetime 3600
session.gc_maxlifetime 3600
and also tried
php_value session.cookie_lifetime 3600
php_value session.gc_maxlifetime 3600
then killall -9 php74.cgi
yet still I get
session.gc_maxlifetime 1440 from phpinfo()

Is something set to override things I set in /home/me/.php/7.4/phprc?