Butterfly pea growing herbaceous vine of the genus Clitoria also known as Clitoria ternatea, Butterfly pea perennial evergreen plant in cold climate grow as annual also used as ornamental and medical plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.
Flower edible the color blue in butterfly shape
Butterfly pea fruits
Fruit (peas) grow in pods 4-6 peas in a pod, the pods edible when they young, the peas also edible in the dry condition
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Requirements for Butterfly pea growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
More for design to easier pick
Size of the plant?
3-5 m (10-15 feet), however it’s design
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Blue flower in butterfly shape
Pollination is done by:
Bees, attract pollinators
Uses of Butterfly pea flowers:
Beverage, color of food
Seeds harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Seeds pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Butterfly pea seeds?
Pods, peas: cooked, stew
Work requirements on the seeds:
For the dry peas when to pick
How long does it take to bear seeds?
Start to bear 50-80 days