Tag Archives: Propagation

Leaf Color Change In Humako Sweet and Neptune’s Jewels

Temperatures keep too coll for some African violet varieties, can result in leaf color changes mimicking certain pathological conditions.

Changes in Chimera Blooms is First Reflected in the Leaves

Very recently I used a tissue culture method to propagate Neptunes Jewels. In the past, I was able to generate numerous plants all true to the parent as illustrated below. (Click on the images to enlarge them) What was interesting is as the plants developed the true Neptune’s Jewels plants retained the green leaf pigment […]

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 […]

Neptune’s Jewels~ A Sport of It

In the process of doing tissue culture to produce some chimera African violets, I noticed an actively growing tissue callus on the stem. It produced a small plant. I knew it was not going to be a chimera as only plantlets produced in the apical meristem region will produce a true chimera African violet. But […]

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 […]

Conclusion to Chimera African Violet Shimai Experiment

January of 2018 I posted this blog  Click here. Then in February, as the stem cultures started to grow I added this Click here. I am attaching that image posted in February 2018 below. The Shimai plantlet listed as “B” which was from the stem of a typical green striped Shimai from February 2018 and is now a flowering […]

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.

Shimai Variant? Part 2-Tissue Culture

Images of the flower stems of a Shimai and a possible variant of Shimai.

Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato? (part 3)

The biggest takeaway so far is if I was to repeat this experiment is to not use any rooting hormone supplement and to have cleaned the potato and the stems in 10% clorox prior to starting this experiment.

Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato? (part 2)

Propagation of chimera African violet stems to produce a plantlet using a potato appears to not be as ridiculous as you would think.

Propagation Of A Chimera African Violet With A Potato?

Can you actually grow chimera Africa violet flower stems in a potato and produce on that flower stem plantlets of new Chimera African violets? This is the set-up of this experiment.

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.