Butterfly Pea progress 

I just recently came across this interesting plant called Butterfly Pea or Asian Pigeonwings (Clitoria Ternatea). A climbing vine with deep blue flowers that, as the name suggests, attracts butterflies. It also makes for a great natural dye and even a tea. I’m always looking to attract more pollinators, so I ordered a few seeds online not sure what to expect. Here’s a look at how its progressing. 

Of the eight seeds I planted, initially it seemed like only one would sprout. Which was okay with me. They are supposed to spread quite a bit once established, so one vine should give me quite a few flowers. 

To my surprise, a second sprout came up two days later. After watching the tray closely for a few days, I’m fairly certain these will be the only two from this batch.

The larger of the two sprouts has shot to a length of 5″ in a matter of a couple of days. Anticipating this growth pattern, I moved it to a larger pot with a piece of bamboo to climb up.

The smaller shoot is just over 3″ and seems to be growing with similar vigor. Let’s hope they keep on growing. 

Butterfly Pea progress as of August 6, 2017.

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