Hi there! I cannot believe that after several hours of googeling "Braunsia Maximiliani", "Echinus maximilianus" and "Lampranthus maximilianus" yours is the only european source that even OWNS the plant. It seems to be very rare, more common in Japan than anywhere else. May I ask where you've got yours from? I am deperate in search of the plant or plant seeds but I cant find it anywhere.
I will have to access my records to be 100% sure. I will get back to you but it could be a week.
Hi there, just checking in to see if you already found out where you got your braunsia maximiliani from :)
That would be brilliant. Thank you so much for checking.
Got to my records today. Sorry for the delay. The plant came from Suzanne Mace.
Thank you for checking! Quite the collection Suzanne Mace has got, very impressive. Unfortunately ,unless I plant to travel to Essex anytime soon, my search for the Braunsia continues... :) As she probably won't be able to send me one.
Where are you? I will see Suzanne this month and could ask her. Mine should be big enough the take cuttings in a year or so.
Berlin, Germany. It would be great if you asked her for me. Although I think it's rather complicated and can't be good for the plant to be sent such a long way. I'm glad your plant is doing good so far :) I'm sure that in a year I'll still be looking since I still can't find it anywhere. There are seeds on Amazon but the plant + blossom looks different to yours. I don't trust that.
Suzanne no longer has the plant but I have another possible source. Please email me.
Sounds great! I'll contact you on facebook since I can't spot an email adress here :) thanks for all the research on my behalf!
What is the substrate you are using? I have had multiple cuttings wither and rot instead of take root.
I use a loam based compost [ John Innes 3 in the UK ] mixed with sharp sand and gravel. If I take cuttings I use a layer of sharp sand over the compost to stand the plant in. My plant has just finished flowering.