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Butterfly pea - Clitoria

#1 User is offline   michael 

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:19 PM

anyone know the blue or indigo flower which is used for making kueh?

can we plant it?
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:50 PM

BLUE PEA!!!!
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:51 PM

If i'm not wrong....its blue pea and is basically used for nyonya kueh...I remember seeing it grown in my primary school...
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:58 PM

Butterfly pea I think.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:32 PM

clitoria ternatea?

grows wild all over my previous school's backfence together with undergrowth of impatiens.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:39 PM

remember someone telling me it's morning glory.

anyone can post a pic?
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:43 PM

You can see a pic of it here: http://cheateat.typepad.com/blog/2005/07/b...rfly_pea_f.html

Its not morning glory! Its also called bunga telang locally.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:50 PM

thanks Gan

can this plant survive in HDB environment?
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:00 PM

I have five pots of Bunga Telang growing at the RC centre. They dry out a little faster as they are in pots (have to transfer them soon). Need lots of water and sun. Want some seeds?
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 01:37 AM

I have tried to grow this plant many times and all with limited success. Most of the time the seeds do not germinate. At one stage I had several plants growing and twining round each other and the branch that I poked into the pot for support. Unfortunately, they too died after some time. What are the best conditions for it?

Does anyone has seed for the double-petal variety? We had one of these when I was growing up. The flowers are a more intense blue but smaller. I would like to grow this too.
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:10 AM

The plant actually prefers full sun to grow well and must not be allowed to dry out.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:05 AM

:grin: :grin: :grin: at the rate I am using them for kuehs, I dun think I will see them often. all botak

anyone knows where this flower can be purchased?
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:47 AM

Actually no one sell the flower because the flower cannot last. I do have the double varieties but it's very hard to set seeds. So far there's no luck on the seeds for me. As for the Single petal. Very easy to set seeds.
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:54 AM

michael said:

:grin:  :grin:  :grin:  at the rate I am using them for kuehs, I dun think I will see them often. all botak

anyone knows where this flower can be purchased?

I'm so glad you are using natural colourings instead of the artificial kind. I had trouble over the CNY with those kind of colouring. Got my fingers dyed blue and red. We had to use scouring pads to get them off and even then it took a while. :confused: :blush:/>

How much flowers do you need? I'm trying to propagate loads of them. Maybe we can work something out. Sorry, I can't give it to you for free as the plants belongs to the RC. I don't use pesticides on them. :cool:
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:05 AM

Hi Vel

thanks for the offer.

currently, I am using food colouring as I dunno where to find this flower.

However I give my customers an option for my Kueh Sarlat as I only add a bit of coloring to half tin of the kueh.

some prefer without the blue colour but some customer purposely select the colored ones as it looks more appetising.

As for the kaya part, the greenish colour comes from pure pandan leave juice, 100% no colouring.

I tried to use natural colour whenever possible.
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:24 AM

anyway, is this a climber plant which u see on the fence or found in pots in nuseries?

any address?
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:54 AM

Patricia: if you ever get any seeds for the double-petal variety, may I have some?
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:59 AM

wilson said:

The plant actually prefers full sun to grow well and must not be allowed to dry out.

Wilson


What sort of soil? Free-draining or moisture retaining? :blink:/>
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:23 AM

actually i've seen it grow under leafy shade in ordinary soil as a weed. sets seeds too.
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 12:23 PM

Hee, forgot to add that I got mine from WF. I can start some seedlings for you and when they are of a comfortable size, I'll pass it over to you. How's that? Don't think you need that much flowers each time, right? got space to grow them? They need support.
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