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Chimera African Violet -Flower Stem Propagation?

Although it is possible to produce plantlets from the peduncle of Chimera African violets, I doubt they will be true to parent chimera African violets.

Ten Blue Confetti Chimera African Violet Stacked Images

Historically when I tried to do macro photography with bloom images of my African violets the issue for me was that the depth of field was sharp only in a very narrow range.  This resulted in an  image that had part of the bloom in focus and the rest of the bloom out of focus.  I tried […]

O’Fortuna – A New Chimera African Violet Introduction

O’Fortuna is a new introduction and recently registered sport of Concord. AVSA Registration # 10806 D.Landek.

Neptune’s Jewels ~ A Sport of it.

Neptune Jewels has sported. Is this sport a chimera or not? Leaf and stem propagation will provide clarity.

The Chimera African Violet Shop

www.shopafricanviolets.com website is back up.

Sport of Shimai

  Received this image from Nikol Vodickova. This image is of a sport of Shimai. One of the nicer images I have seen (thank you Nikol). A similar sport of this nature I have also seen originating from Yukako. I suspect this is a chimera, but only a suspicion.

Chimera’s Gone Wrong

A collection of 24 chimera African violets that has sported or mutated.

Granger Sugar Frost-Awakened

                          As was true about the Fords Pinwheel (last post), a similar situation occurred with my Granger Sugar Frost, except that this plant bloomed constantly and grew nicely for me in the past.   I owned Sugar Frost for 15+ years, and had been propagating and […]

Ford’s Pinwheel Chimera African Violet

It took this plant (Fords Pinwheel) four years to finally bloom.

Sport of Yukako with Chimera Leaves

This sport a Yukako may be a double chimera. The leaf is but not certain about the bloom.

Sport of Concord F2 In Bloom

This is the first bloom of two plants that are the F2 generation of the sport of Concord and are blooming identical to the original sport and F1.

Two Concords, Which One Do You Prefer?

What did the hybridizers have in mind and are current growers maintaining standards to keep the plant color and patter true?

Mauna Loa Chimera African Violet Petal Count

Selecting Mauna Loa bloom stalks with blooms > 5 petals and then tissue culturing new plants from the bloom stalk appears to have produced a 6+ petal Mauna Loa.

Image Gallery

the Image Gallery was rebuilt using a different plugin. I expect better responsiveness and less issues. Just click on top menu titled “Image Gallery”. There are currently 40+ of the most common chimera African violets that I think has merit and may deserve a place in your collection.