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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.

Party Fun Chimera African Violet Experiment Almost Completed

                          On August 1st 2014 (last year) I posted the above picture asking the question if the party was over for this chimera African violet named “Party Fun”.  My point was that I believed it was reverting to the dominate purple color which […]

Chimera African Violets from Leaf Cuttings?

Chimera African Violets from Leaf Cuttings being sold on eBay?
Because someone is selling leaf cuttings on eBay from a chimera African violet does not mean you can produce chimera African violets from cuttings. You cannot!

Mauna Loa Six Petals

A Mauna Loa bloom from an experiment that focused on stem culture of 6 and 7 petal blooms of the plant produced about 75% of the blooms with a higher petal count.

Sport of Shimai Described

The flowers are white, ruffled and have considerable curvature and are never flat as depicted in the images below. The two top petals are a bit larger with a purple stripe with a green underlay of color. The other 3 petals are purple on a white petal with a very slight green undertone.