Sunday, January 16, 2011
Last year seeds were set on a green chimera violet. Do chimeras pass that trait down in seeds? Can you get a chimera from seed?
I guess we'll see.
Violets need to leave the pod ON the plant to ripen for approximately six months. Then it takes a while after sowing to get the plantlets, and of course waiting enough months for a first bloom takes patience.
Other gesneriads do not take quite so long from pollination to plant, but African violets do.
More photos when it and it's companions open up a little and we can see what sort of blooms might actually be represented. It does look like it has pollen though......