I am new to African Violets, and I'm wondering why chimeras are in their own category from standard african violets. I understand they have BEAUTIFUL flowers with stripes on each petal, which I adore, but why put them in a different category? Do they have a different growth pattern? On Lyndon Lyon's website, they only sell chimera plants, not any leaves, and they are much more expensive. Why is that?
Yikes, sorry, so many questions! :)
P.S. if anyone has a chimera leaf to spare, I would love one. I have some pretty african violets (no named cultivars yet) that I would be happy to send a leaf or two in return.