Clitoria Ternatea | Butterfly Pea 40cm – 50cm


Plant Height : 40cm – 45cm

Max Height: 3-6m

 

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Clitoria Ternatea | Butterfly Pea:

Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, blue bell vine, blue pea, butterfly pea, it is a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia, Particularly in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand and member of the Fabaceae family. Butterfly pea is a climbing plant can reach up to 3 meters in height. It features attractive, bright green pinnate leaves and striking, vivid blue or purple flowers. The flowers are typically pea-shaped and have a unique appearance with a butterfly-like structure, which gives the plant its common name. Their flowers have been used traditionally in Southeast Asian cuisine for their vibrant colors. Additionally, the flowers are known for their potential health benefits and have been used in traditional medicine to treat various conditions. They believed to have antioxidant properties and may have benefits for skin and hair health.

One of the most popular uses of clitoria ternatea is in making its tea. The tea is made by steeping dried or fresh butterfly pea flowers in hot water. It has a mild, earthy flavor and is renowned for its vibrant blue color. When lemon or lime juice is added to the tea, it can change to shades of purple due to the pH change caused by the citrus juice. It is also of botanical interest due to its unique flower structure and color-changing abilities based on pH. It is known for its nitrogen-fixing properties, which can enhance soil fertility.

Care Tips for Clitoria Ternatea | Butterfly Pea:

Butterfly pea plants require full to partial sunlight. They do best when they receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight each day. Use well-draining soil for your plant, a loamy or sandy soil mix is ideal and ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. Water the plant regularly while keeping the soil consistently moist not waterlogged. During the growing season, water when the top inch of soil feels dry and reduce watering in the dormant season.

 

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