Tag Archives: Flowering

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.

Chimera’s Gone Wrong

A collection of 24 chimera African violets that has sported or mutated.

Sport of Concord F2 In Bloom

This is the first bloom of two plants that are the F2 generation of the sport of Concord and are blooming identical to the original sport and F1.

Mauna Loa Chimera African Violet Petal Count

Selecting Mauna Loa bloom stalks with blooms > 5 petals and then tissue culturing new plants from the bloom stalk appears to have produced a 6+ petal Mauna Loa.