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:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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

Edible seeds

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

Scientific name:

Clitoria ternatea

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Culinary Uses

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Ornamental parts

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Watering plants

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