Propagation forum: Standard Chimeras question.

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 23, 2013 11:09 AM CST
Just got a new baby and would love to hear from anyone who has ever propagated the Chimeras, since it is different from the regular African Violets.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 1, 2013 10:18 AM CST
JB: I don't know anything about propagating African Violet Chimera's but Rob's (Violet Barn) has a tutorial about it:

http://www.violetbarn.com/less...

And, info from Texas A & M:

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...

And, here's a tutorial using Keikigrowplus: http://www.rachelsreflections....

And, Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses (a reputable dealer) says Chimera's can only be propagated by suckers: http://lyndonlyon.com/AV%20Lis...
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Houseplants Container Gardener
Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds The WITWIT Badge Plays in the sandbox
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JB
Sep 1, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Thank you Lin, I have most of the information you mentioned but I wondered if anyone here on ATP actually tried any of the methods both Rob and Lyndon suggested. Thanks for the other threads I will check them out;
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Houseplants Container Gardener
Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds The WITWIT Badge Plays in the sandbox
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JB
Sep 1, 2013 11:00 AM CST
plantladylin said:JB: I don't know anything about propagating African Violet Chimera's but Rob's (Violet Barn) has a tutorial about it:

http://www.violetbarn.com/less...

And, info from Texas A & M:

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...

And, here's a tutorial using Keikigrowplus: http://www.rachelsreflections....

And, Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses (a reputable dealer) says Chimera's can only be propagated by suckers: http://lyndonlyon.com/AV%20Lis...



Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! What great links they are Lin. I printed them both out and the pictures are so great. I cannot wait to have a second to sit down and really soak up the information. Thanks so much.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Bookworm Keeper of Koi Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants
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plantladylin
Sep 1, 2013 3:50 PM CST
You are very welcome! I used to grow AV's and a few other Gesneriads but never Chimera's. I remember folks talking about the Chimera's on another AV forum a few years ago but don't really remember anything about them.

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