Conjoined Leaves Of An African Violet

Zipperin1This posting is a little different.  Nothing to do with chimera African violets but an interesting observation that comes from J. Miemietz in Germany.   Although I have had only one occasion of seeing conjoined leaves  in my long experience of growing African violets, apparently not the case with J. Miemietz.   This young plant already has *2* conjoined leaves on it.  This cultivar,  RS-Izumrudnyj Bereg  (Изумрудный Берег) already had one of the two conjoined leaves put down to see if the plantlets it produces will produce conjoined leaves at the same rate.  Perhaps it will not express this conjoined leaf habit at all.  But I look forward to the outcome and hope we will be kept updated.


The leaf underside nicely illustrates the conjoined leaves.




  1. Jenner
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget the RS- in front of Izumrudnyj Bereg. Hybridized by Svetlana Repkina.

  2. Posted April 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Hi there, what was the outcome of this? Did any of the baby plants turn out conjoined? I have recently conducted an experiment with a conjoint leaf from one of my plants and it was a fail – all the babies turned out regular-leafed. Hope you had more luck than I did!

  3. admin
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    To the best of my knowledge, as these images were sent to me and I asked for follow-up and received none, I suspect that this event was a one-off and the off spring were normal (regular leaves). Thanks for the question.

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