Butterfly Pea, Blue Pea
Blue Pea grows as a vine or creeper, doing well in moist, neutral soil. The most striking feature about this plant is the color of its flowers, a vivid deep blue; solitary, with light yellow markings. The fruits are long, flat pods with six to ten seeds in each pod. It is grown as an ornamental plant.
In Southeast Asia the flowers are used to colour food. In Malay cooking, an aqueous extract is used to colour glutinous rice for kuih ketan (also known as pulut tai tai or pulut tekan in Peranakan/Nyonya cooking) and in nyonya chang. In Kelantan, it is used to colour white rice for nasi kerabu. In Thailand, a syrupy blue drink is made called nam dok anchan, it is sometimes consumed with a drop of sweet lime juice to increase acidity and turn the juice into pink-purple. In Burmese and Thai cuisines, the flowers are also dipped in batter and fried.
Shady bright to partial sunlight.
Water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Water level indicator - refer to "Plantplus Care"
Feed with slow release pellets or liquid fertiliser once a month.
TB-07 (Rattan Surface Round Series)
Plastic pot with hanger and self-watering indicator system
Ø26cm x H16.2cm
Vary in sizes
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.