Tag Archives: Growing

African Violet Powdery Mildew

Winter time for the growing of African violets presents a unique problem of Powdery Mildew. Why? In a recent and always informative newsletter “Growing Tips” this topic was discussed. Specifically, according to the author of the article, the issue is that the temperature of the leaves lags behind the temperature of the air. When we […]

Ford’s Pinwheel Revisted

About 2 years ago my collection was devastated by a fungus. Of those that survived was a single Ford’s Pinwheel (J. Ford). So I repotted and it grew. It grew like none of the other chimera African violets. Frankly, it did not bloom but sent out suckers like you would not believe. I never saw […]

Yachiyo Tabata

Yachiyo Tabata with a bit more intense pink edging on the petals that is a bit wider than the other Yachiyo Tabata will have its stem isolated to see if a more colorful strain can be developed.

Granger Sugar Frost-Awakened

                          As was true about the Fords Pinwheel (last post), a similar situation occurred with my Granger Sugar Frost, except that this plant bloomed constantly and grew nicely for me in the past.   I owned Sugar Frost for 15+ years, and had been propagating and […]

Powdery Mildew (Oidium Fungus) Eradication From African Violets

Powdery Mildew is caused by the Oidium fungus can be eradicated from your African violets in a simple 10 min process.

Crown Rot, Root Rot Among My Chimera African Violets

Crown rot, ( the work of the fungi Phytophthora) can destroy African violets in short order.

Shimai Twelve Months Later

With my first batch of Shimai that I grew to sell a few found ther way to Hong Kong and another to Europe.  I usually do not get to see plants I sold after I spent about 12 months culturing the stems and working the near microscopic plantlet into a young blooming plant.  One of […]

The Commonly Rare African Violet

As this site is dedicated to the chimera African violet and subsequently is each blog, there are occasions that an exceptional photo or article on African violets is publishes somewhere that deserves to be read and looked at by all those that enjoy this plant. I recently read such an article and must say found it unique on several levels.

Status of Availability of Shimai Chimera African Violet

As of 11/10/12 I have shipped out Shimai Chimera African violets to those that made requests in July 2012. Requests for Shimai made on or after 8/1/12 will be shipped in April 2013. Thank you for your patience.

What Are Chimera African Violets? – A Simple Explanation

What Are Chimera African Violets? Two genetically different cells types residing together to make up the plant.