Tag Archives: Sports

Sport of Leaf Chimera “Little Stinker”

I have been using the same stem tissue culture propagation method for leaf chimeras as I use for other “flowering” chimera African violets. The outcomes are as expected, true Little Stinker plants. But not quite as consistently. I have seen more variants then I expected. Grant it most are true to the parent. But there […]

Yachiyo Tabata Sport

The below image is the typical looking Yachiyo Tabata. A prolific and generally stable Chimera African violet. Now the other day I observed a sport of Yachiyo Tabata as seen below. I have about 1/2 dozen of them currently and have propagated probably over 100 of them over the past years. This is only the […]

Change in Leaf Color Precedent To Change in Chimera African Violet Bloom

The image below and to the right is the normal Norton’s Elaine ((AVSA Reg# 9673) 07/31/2006 (J.Norton)). Note the green leaf and listed in First Class(AVSA directory of all African violet cultivars) as medium green leaf coloration.  As you can see the blooms are a chimera dark blue with white stripe bell-shaped blooms. As with numerous other observations I […]

8E Danse Macabre Chimera African Violet

8E Danse Macabre has always fascinated me, from the name of the plant to the various images you can find on the web and the variations of it. The above image is of a plant I acquired this past fall. To the best of my knowledge, 8E Danse Macabre is not registered with the AVSA […]

Leaf Chimera African Violets

About six months ago I purchased my first leaf chimera African violet, “Little Stinker”. (I wonder about the back story on the unusual name). I must admit as my focus has been on chimera blooms, I have had no experience with leaf chimera African violets. As I propagated a few from this plant pulling off […]

Sport Of Yachiyo Tabata

I have been growing Yachiyo tabata for a while and it is generally a very stable chimera African violet, in that stem culture after stem culture I know the probability is very high that the plantlet that will be produced will be a representation of the parent plant. Below is a typical Yachito tabata. Some […]

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 […]

A Double Chimera African Violet?

Yukako is an outstanding plant with its purple blooms and distinct green stripes. The leaves are medium green, plain to slightly quilted. Now that said below is a Yukako that I removed as a sucker from a nice mature plant blooming true. Initially, the leaves were standard and it looked like it would be a […]

Yachiyo Tabata or (Blue)

Yachiyo Tabata is an amazing chimera African violet. Each bloom is different. If you looked at 100 blooms each would be a little different then the other as you can see in the first two images. The variability of the blue blotches and streaks and on occasion there near absence on some blooms are as […]

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.

Another Sport of Shimai

Another Sport of Shimai

Shimai Sport (Update from March 2017)

These suckers are the 2nd generation sport of Shimai.