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Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea) Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea) Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)
Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)
Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)
Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)

Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)

A tropical climber with beautiful, deep blue flowers. They are about 4 cm large and have a yellow heart. They are used in the Asian kitchen as a natural pigment for colouring food. Especially rice dishes, like the well known nasi kerabu, are coloured blue with these flowers. In Thailand the flowers are used to brew blue tea.
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A tropical climber with beautiful, deep blue flowers. They are about 4 cm large and have a yellow heart. They are used in the Asian kitchen as a natural pigment for colouring food. Especially rice dishes, like the well known nasi kerabu, are coloured blue with these flowers. In Thailand the flowers are used to brew blue tea.
Originally the species occurs only in south east Asia, but now can be found throughout the tropics globally. The plant can be kept as an annual or perennial. With a maximum height of metres it will do well in a pot. The Latin name Clitoria was chosen by Linnaeus because of the flower's shapes. To Linnaeus, they looked like the female sex organ and is why he chose this surprising name.

Sowing description: Scarify the seeds in 1 place with sandpaper and then soak for 24 hours in luke warm water. Sow in sowing mix and germinate at 20-25 degrees Celsius. 

Product specification

Family:
Fabaceae
Scientific name:
Clitoria ternatea
Common name:
Butterfly Pea
Native to:
Tropical Asia
Sowing time:
All year round
Difficulty level:
Intermediate
Minimum temperature:
10 degrees Celsius

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Product specification

Family:
Fabaceae
Scientific name:
Clitoria ternatea
Common name:
Butterfly Pea
Native to:
Tropical Asia
Sowing time:
All year round
Difficulty level:
Intermediate
Minimum temperature:
10 degrees Celsius
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Ronan

Beautiful climbing plant with striking blue flowers. Grown in the greenhouse it grew to about 2m.


Anna

On my first try, none of the seeds sprouted, even though I followed the given instructions. I was determined to try again, so I ordered another packet. I scarified only half of the seeds before soaking them, and every last one of them sprouted beautifully very soon after. None of the seeds I didn't scarify and only soaked sprouted, so I'd definitely recommend doing that. I may have scarified the seeds too deep on my first try, as it was my first time doing it, and they are quite thin. I also had the first set of seeds in cardboard pots that may have dried the soil too fast, the second time I used plastic pots with drainage holes. I had some of the seeds covered with a plastic dome with air holes, the covered seeds sprouted a few days after the uncovered ones. I used seed starting soil mix for all of them.


Sjanie

Geweldige klimmer en bloeier! Ik heb er een aantal voor gezaaid in potgrond en uitgezet in de koude kas, ze doen het allemaal. Sommige zijn al groter dan 2 meter. Ik heb er 1 pant tussen die bloeit met witte bloemen; zo mooi. Ik droog de uitgebloeide bloemen om als kleurstof te gebruiken, daar staan ideeรซn voor op het internet. De bloemen bloeien niet lang maar het zijn er wel veel.


Daniel

Wonderful plant. Viable seeds. Never managed to get it to flower indoors but I'll grow it again in an actual garden in the future.


Liesbeth

Hier na 2 dagen een heel vlotte ontkieming.
We hebben allerlei manieren geprobeerd
- gewoon zaai- en stekgrond
- zaai pods
-rotswol
allemaal vlot ontkiemd. Nu afwachten welke goed gaan groeien


Deze vond ik lastiger
Zal aan mij liggen, maar na 3 weken op 25 graden...2 kiemertjes een stortte in elkaar....overblijver verpot. Het stek grond na een magnetron verhitting weerhergebruikt...wat zie ik nu na 1 maand nog een kiemertje..


Mona

De zaadjes deden het prima, ik was er erg blij mee. Alleen had ik de kleine plantjes zaterdag naar de woonkamer verhuisd ivm de lagere temperaturen, en mijn twee katten hebben over nacht alle bladeren opgegeten. Gelukkig zijn ze niet giftig! In het voorjaar opnieuw beginnen dus..


Carl en Louise

Na vier dagen zijn er al drie kleine plantjes uit de grond gekomen. We zijn erg benieuwd hoe ze verder gaan groeien!

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