On August 1st 2014 (last year) I posted the above picture asking the question if the party was over for this chimera African violet named “Party Fun”. My point was that I believed it was reverting to the dominate purple color which some chimera African violets do. To see the original blog discussion click here. So I removed the flower stem with the all purple blooms (on the left hand side of the above image) and tissue cultured it to see what I would get. I produced two plant (below).
As you can see, and based on close examination of traits they are identical to “Party fun” in every aspect, as the leaves are dark green, quilted that are red reversed. Also appears this plant will also be a standard in size. Identical to party fun except the blooms are purple with very slight pink undertones (below).
The outcome was no surprise that if a bloom stalk is different then the others the traits in the apical dome of the bloom stalk can be grown out and plants with that color trait will be produced true to the original mutated bloom stalk. All I am waiting to complete this little experiment are for the plants generated from the bloom stalks of the normal “Party Fun” adjacent to the all purple blooms to demonstrate the normal party fun bloom colors.