Tag Archives: Flowering

Kilauea-Vintage Chimera African Violet

As you see more and more new chimera African violets, many with large double blooms in a wide array of colors and shades (oftentimes not very stable between generations), I have come to notice that the old standards are seen less and less and increasingly more difficult to find. Kilauea is one of them. Hybridizer […]

Not A Chimera African Violet!

This month’s theme is “Not A Chimera”.    Earlier this year I was looking to purchase Rob’s Mirriwinni.  I found a site on eBay that was selling one.  The picture on eBay of what the bloom looked like was correct but was a picture of the parent plant, not the plant for sale.  I purchased the […]

Party Fun is Back (the chimera African violet that is).

In conclusion to the post I made in Oct 2018 where I removed from a bag the chimera African violet “Part Fun”, the three plants depicted all doing well. One plant is in bud, one plant has bloomed (above) and the smallest is just growing at this point. The above is the first bloom of […]

Abnormal Mauna Loa Blooms Again!

Why are the petals of the Mauna Loa looking as if they are missing one? Genetics or environmental is the root cause.

Chimera African Violet Sweet-Which is really Sweet?

In the propagation of Chimera African violets, a change in leaf color from the parent plant is the first indication the bloom will not be true.

Neptune’s Treasure and Being a Bad Sport

Flower stems on Chimera African violets can mutate (or sport) and if used to propagate more plants, will results in plants that are not true to the parents. Be aware of propagators that sell chimera African violets prior to a first bloom.

Another Sport of Shimai

Another Sport of Shimai

Shimai Sport (Update from March 2017)

These suckers are the 2nd generation sport of Shimai.

Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato? (part 4-Conclusion)

Conclusion: Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato did not work after a four month experimental period.

Sport of Granger Sugar Frost

As I contemplate what to do next as I clean-up the carnage from the fungal infestation (see last post), I had two plants bloom, both were Granger Sugar Frost.  The image above was obviously a sport and the below is what one would expect.  The sport was a bit more “purple” and about the same size. […]

Sport of Shimai -Update

This is a full bloom of a new sport of Shimai.

8E Danse Macabre (Humako Oriental chimera sport) Or Danse de Déception

8E Danse Macabre which is a sport of Humako Oriental, produced another less attractive sport. This is more like Danse de Déception rather than Danse Macabre.

Abnormal Mauna Loa Blooms

This plant produced as a clone of Mauna Loa from a stem culture is producing abnormal blooms.

Neptune’s Jewels ~ A Sport of it.

Neptune Jewels has sported. Is this sport a chimera or not? Leaf and stem propagation will provide clarity.