I had a number of young Emerald City plants that were about to bloom for the first time. What I was expecting was a flower that looked like the image below. And in fact, all the plants delivered that type of expected flower but one. By the way this image is from a piece I wrote earlier on self pollination of African violets which I see with some frequency with Emerald City. Click Here to see it
The one plant that bloomed differently exibited 3 bottom petals with a purple hue and the two top petals were pure white. As the flower matures the purple appears to lighten considerably. Is this a true chimera? Or has it lost it’s duel genetic expression and will replicate true from a leaf cutting? We shall see.