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Abnormal Mauna Loa Blooms Again!

Why are the petals of the Mauna Loa looking as if they are missing one? Genetics or environmental is the root cause.

Chimera African Violet Sweet-Which is really Sweet?

In the propagation of Chimera African violets, a change in leaf color from the parent plant is the first indication the bloom will not be true.

Neptune’s Treasure and Being a Bad Sport

Flower stems on Chimera African violets can mutate (or sport) and if used to propagate more plants, will results in plants that are not true to the parents. Be aware of propagators that sell chimera African violets prior to a first bloom.

Another Sport of Shimai

Another Sport of Shimai

Shimai Sport (Update from March 2017)

These suckers are the 2nd generation sport of Shimai.

Chimera African Violets on Facebook

There is a group on Facebook that post some extraordinary images of chimera African violets that are interesting and some rather unusual.

Timelapse From Leaf Cutting to Blooming Plant

One of the best timelapse I have seen on YouTube using african violets as the subject.

Chimera African Violet The Face of Blue Confetti

A regular photo of Blue Confetti chimera African violet is taken and scaled down to desktop icon size which reveals a face.

Shimai Variant? Part 2-Tissue Culture

Images of the flower stems of a Shimai and a possible variant of Shimai.

Shimai Variant?

Is this a Shimai Variant? Or is the color due to environmental factors of temperature and light.

Pythium or Phytophthora?

Pythium or Phytophthora infected a newly purchased chimera African violet (Neptune’s Thunder). With in 7 days of the discovery the plant was destroyed.

Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato? (part 4-Conclusion)

Conclusion: Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato did not work after a four month experimental period.

Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato? (part 3)

The biggest takeaway so far is if I was to repeat this experiment is to not use any rooting hormone supplement and to have cleaned the potato and the stems in 10% clorox prior to starting this experiment.

Nothing To Do About Chimera African Violets (Eclipse)

Nothing To Do About Chimera African Violets (Eclipse)