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Lighting for chimera African violets

Chimera African Violet Shimai – Sport

A common sport of the chimera African violet Shimai will produce purple-cream bloom with green edges when the bloom mature.

LED Panels to Grow Chimera African Violets

I have tried several different methods to grow Chimera African violets with LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes).  I have used the array panels, the LED chips and the LED arrays in light bulb format.  I have found that the LED panel arrays to be a waste of money.  Not that the plants do not grow well with them.  They grow as […]

Growing Chimera African Violets Under LED Lighting

There may be differences in African violet plant development depending on the wavelength of light the selected LED that is used for culturing African violets.

Chimera African Violets Grown Under LED Chip Lights

For years African violets have been successfully grown under florescent tube lighting.  For the last 5 years I have been growing some of my plants under LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting.  The bulbs (lamps) have been historically very expensive costing as much as $100 per bulb.  Recently I saw a demo with a LED chip […]