Perennial herbaceous vine or creeper with striking medium-sized bold flowers. Grown as an ornamental plant, for edible uses and medicinal purposes. Beautiful blue tea made from the flowers turn pink when lemon juice is added!
Flowers may be picked to add color and whimsy to salads or drinks. Allow pods to dry and mature on the plant. Break pods open to collect seeds and store it dry.
Seeds are sown in a well-prepared seed bed at a depth of 1.5 to 4 cm and lightly covered.
Take cuttings and plant in moist sand or vermiculite.
Perfect indoor plant in pots and containers under direct light.
Wonderful bold appearance in hanging baskets, pots and containers.
Attracts useful insects
Bees and butterflies
Grown on a support such as a trellis. Weave through a hedge.
It can survive a 5-6 month drought in the drier tropics.
Native to tropical equatorial Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia), but has been introduced to Africa, Australia and America.
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Deep blue, white, purple
Fungal leaf diseases: Anthracnose and bacterial soft rot. Clitoria ternatea:Cercospora, Colletotrichum, Odium and Rhizoctonia. Pests: Leaves are affect by caterpillars, grasshopper, spider mites and whiteflies. Spray on organic spray in the evening or remove pest by hand.