Category Archives: Observations

Sport of Shimai

One of the Shimai bloom stalks appears to have sported. It seems to have regressed a bit back to the original Yukako bloom, but only partially and doing so leaving green and white as the stripes.

Sport Of Granger Sugar Frost

Generally a very stable chimera African violet, Sugar frost produced this none exciting bloom.

Photographic Record of Chimera Sports

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

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’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.

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 Concord (second bloom)

As I indicated in the January 2015 post Link to that post, one of my Concords sported and produced a bloom that looked very similar to “The Alps”.   The plant is growing with a considerable degree of robustness such that a few months later it grew much larger and bloomed again.  As I pulled the […]

Chimera African Violet Stem Tissue Culture

All stem propagation methods depend on the propagation of the shoot apical meristem as the source to the new chimera African violets.

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.