Party Fun Or Is The Party Over?

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This is not the first time I observed this behavior in other chimera African violets.  This time it happens to be in Party Fun.  It starts out as a bifurcation of the bloom stalks coloring.  One of the flower stalks turns a solid color.  In this case purple.  The other stalk remains true to it’s chimera color and pattern.  In time the entire plant appears to succumb to the dominant solid color and the plant loses it’s chimera expression.  I have observed this with a number of chimera African violets.  Sometimes the conversion is fast and complete without the bifurcation.

2 Comments

  1. Corey W
    Posted September 23, 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Have you tried to do the bloom stem propagation from the stems still blooming correctly when this has happened? I’m still new to the bloom stem propagation method, but I also play with tissue culturing and your posts have inspired me to try. My mini trailer chimeras reproduce fast enough as it is, but what better plants to learn on, eh?

  2. admin
    Posted September 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Yes I have done tissue culture on the bloom stalk at all phases of blooming from unopened buds to fully spent flowers. The outcome is the same. It works and produces true Chimera plants.

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