Category Archives: Experiments

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.

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.

Fungi Infestation (Part 2)

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

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Mauna Loa 6-7 Petal Experiment Results

Efforts were made using stem culture of a bloom stalk with 6 and 6 petal flowers of the chimera African violet Mauna Loa. The results are provided.

The Ugliest Chimera African Violet Bloom?

The ugliest chimera African violet bloom I ever grew or for that matter saw was a sport of Yukako.

When Is A Chimera Concord Not A Chimera Concord?

Standard Concords has a little over 13% less purple and a little over 13% more white then the Variant Concord out on the market.
Based on the total dry weight of each bloom the standard Concord bloom is almost 50% larger then the Variant Concord.