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Chimera Violet Hawaiin Trail Flowers

Posted by lara11 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 1, 07 at 22:17

Hello,
I bought a few months ago Chimera Violet Hawaiin Trail on eBay (blue flowers with white stripes). It was without flowers healthy plant. The seller stated in the add that this plant had been flowering true. I replanted the violet and it produced 7 suckers that I had cut off two months ago. Now it is producing more suckers and two days ago the first flower appeared. It didin't fully opened up yet, but I can see that there are no white stripes as it suppose to be. I use Schultz violet fertilizer and grow all my plants under the flourescent light. The plant is next to the window and gets also shaded sun light during a day. The fluorescent lights are warm and cool and I leave it at least for 14 hours or more.
During a summer the temperature between 25-30 degrees C. Now it is less warm, around 25 C. I also use humidifier (60-70 %) in the room.
1 For some reason half of the leaf is green and half became reddish. May be too much light or fertilizer?
2 Is it possible that true chimera lost stripes for some reason or I am doing something wrong?
The plant is more under cool light than warm, I moved it to the middle of the shelf today, may be this is the reason why violet lost stripes on the flowers?
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Lara


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RE: Chimera Violet Hawaiin Trail Flowers

Lara -

wait until you have more bloom. Usually the first bloom is not typical.

The name "Trail" means that it is a trailing violet and it is supposed to produce suckers and grow multicrowned - so do not remove suckers.

Chimeras sport very easily - and usually not for the best. The fact that the leaves are changing color - is another sign of sporting. If you would leave suckers - possibly some of them would bloom true - and some not - in that case - you could reroot the true one and get rid of the rest.

They usually sport as a reaction to the stress - like total drying or if they suffer during shipping. Moving from one side of the shelf to another doesn't count as a stress.

Get in touch with the seller and ask pretty please to replace it - since I bet you paid a pretty penny for it.

Good luck

Irina


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RE: Chimera Violet Hawaiin Trail Flowers

Hi Irina, thank you for answering!
I contacted the seller, but she didn't email me back. I will take your advice and will not cut off the suckers...hope some of them will bloom true in the future. Do you know any good source (online or store) where I can buy chimeras? I live in Montreal.
Thanks
Lara


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RE: Chimera Violet Hawaiin Trail Flowers

Lara, Irina gave you good advice. Definitely, do not remove the suckers, I have found that many times my Trailer chimeras may have one or two suckers that do not bloom true, but many that do. And definitely do not give up on the plant. The first blooming on a chimera cannot necessarily be trusted, and you have to wait for the second blooming for the true flower.

Kay

Here is a link that might be useful: kbugsviolets


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