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Chimeraav.com Is Now “https” For Your Security

Chimeraav.com is now “https” for your security.

Photographic Record of Chimera Sports

This is a photographic record of some of the sports generated when I tissue culture chimera African violets.

Time Lapse African Violet Blooms.

Time lapse African violet blooms.

Abnormal Mauna Loa Blooms

This plant produced as a clone of Mauna Loa from a stem culture is producing abnormal blooms.

Sport of Humako Sweet + 29 Images to make 1 image of the Sport

Change in leaf color of a chimera African violet is indicative of a change in bloom, usually loss of the chimera pattern. Also the image of the sport is the result of 29 images stacked.

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.