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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)

Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato? (part 2)

Propagation of chimera African violet stems to produce a plantlet using a potato appears to not be as ridiculous as you would think.

Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato?

Can you actually grow chimera Africa violet flower stems in a potato and produce on that flower stem plantlets of new Chimera African violets? This is the set-up of this experiment.

Neptune’s Treasure X 17

17 different images with different depth of focuses with the idea that the observer would see the image in focus as if you were viewing it live.

Fungi Infestation (Part 2)

Images of a serious African violet fungal infestation. Addressing African violet fungal infections.

Sport of Granger Sugar Frost

As I contemplate what to do next as I clean-up the carnage from the fungal infestation (see last post), I had two plants bloom, both were Granger Sugar Frost.  The image above was obviously a sport and the below is what one would expect.  The sport was a bit more “purple” and about the same size. […]

A Fungui Among Us? Botrytis?

Botrytis has devastated the chimera African violet collection is very short order.

Sport of Shimai -Update

This is a full bloom of a new sport of Shimai.

Sport of Shimai

One of the Shimai bloom stalks appears to have sported. It seems to have regressed a bit back to the original Yukako bloom, but only partially and doing so leaving green and white as the stripes.

Sport Of Granger Sugar Frost

Generally a very stable chimera African violet, Sugar frost produced this none exciting bloom.

8E Danse Macabre (Humako Oriental chimera sport) Or Danse de Déception

8E Danse Macabre which is a sport of Humako Oriental, produced another less attractive sport. This is more like Danse de Déception rather than Danse Macabre.