Clitoria ternatea a perennial leguminous flowering herb belonging to the Fabaceae family and commonly known as blue pea, butterfly pea and Darwin pea.This wonderful twining plant generously bears quite large flowers which are a beautiful shade of vivid cobalt blue with a white throat.
The flowers are presented upside down – the keel petal appears on the top rather than the underside.It produces slender new annual stems that grow up to 3 metres long from the woody base each year.
If you have space to spare, make an impressive display in your balcony, outdoor garden with a great eye-catcher Clitoria Ternatea, Gokarna (Blue) – Plant.
What makes it special:
- One of the best flowering plants.
- Perfect plant for outdoor garden and sunny balcony.
- Its elegent flower will increase the ornamental look of your house.
- Requires very less care and maintainance.
Planting and care
- Keep the plant outdoor with bright direct natural light.
- The soil should be well drained and rich in organic content for growing Gokarna plant.
- Water the plant when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
- Do not overwater the plant.
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
- During the main growing season (April – August) feed the Gokarna plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
- When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
- Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
- Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
- For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
- Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
- Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.