Revisiting Rob’s Monkeyshines, Chimera African Violet




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It has been years since my last Rob’s Monkeyshines bloomed, literally years.  It sat dormant, growing nicely just not blooming.  This is a semi-miniature white pansy chimera with red-purple colors with blue fantasy.  A remarkable little bloom where no two blooms are the same as exemplified in the images of three random blooms on the same plant.  I could have taken 10 pictures and they would all look different.  The appreciation and wonder of the genetics in chimera African violets is exemplified in this plant.  This plant like all chimera African violets  have two genotype populations that live on the same plant resulting in this little gem expressing this interesting flower phenotype.

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