Chimera African Violet Yachiyo Blue and Expression of Bilateral Blooming

Here is an observation that raises more questions but provide no answers.   I observed the Yachiyo Blue chimera African violet demonstrate bilateral flowering as seen in the below image.  Does this indicate the end of this plant as a chimera?  Is this a transient event?

YB Bilateral Plant The image immediately below  is the bloom of a first rate Yachiyo Blue chimera African violet.  The pinwheel effect, the broad white and blue stripes is well noted.

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Then on the other side of the plant ther blooms are solid purple.  The chimera-ism feature is totally lost.   Is this a transience event?  I suspect that this is the end of this plant exhibiting this chimera feature and as the plant continues to grow it will becoem totally solid.  But we shall see as I will  document the progress.

YB Bilateral

One Comment

  1. Jenner
    Posted May 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    I’d imagine, much as many chimeras themselves are sports of normal (for lack of a better term) violets, that this could just be latent “normal” genetics sporting back to their long lost parent plant.

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