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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)

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.