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Butterfly pea - Clitoria

#41 User is offline   Velvetine 

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:51 PM

You know... I'm beginning to suspect that the Bunga Telang at my RC is a double-petalled type. The flower looks "busy"...
Double...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/plooi/My%20flower/butterflypeadouble.jpg
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:08 PM

seems that many ppl here planting this flower.

how about u ppl plant and pass me the flower? :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:


:blush:/> :blush:/> :blush:/> :blush:/>
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 06:06 PM

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At what stage do we harvest the flowers and how do we keep them until we pass them to you?
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 05:26 PM

Here is my butterfly pea in flower...nice plant and flowers :P/> :D/> (Clitoria ternatea)

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 11:15 PM

That is a nice specimen! My double petalled bunga telang have overtaken some tall calotropis and are growing wonderfully well. Some will, however, differ and say it looks overgrown. Will be transferring them to the newly built fence soon.
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 11:19 PM

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Is your double more floriferous than the single? Although the flower is pretty, the single ones that I have seen don't seem particularly generous in their flowers - so it ends up with lots of (overgrown? :D/> ) leaves and few flowers.
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 12:31 PM

mm

Well, after I put up the "Please do not pluck or remove the flowers or plants" sign up near the Bunga Telang, they started to have a whole lot more flowers! :D/>

There is what I deem as a healthy number of flowers. There are, of course, 4 pots merged into one big mass on the poor long suffering calotropis. The whole lot will eventually get transferred to the Patch. :blush:/>

Will take a pic of the whole thing before I move it.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:35 PM

More flowers from my Clitoria:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g29/limxuanhong/DSCN3247.jpg

Just got some double petaled seeds and sown them :P/>

A few questions:

I dont always get seed pods even if i pollinate manually. Any tips? Any special way of pollinating?

How to make use of this flower for its colouring? Make kueh? No poison or anything right?

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:58 PM

hmmm..need to manual pollinate meh? this fellow grow like no body business.
anyway..grown in a big pot..or ground..bone meal and organic manual is the best liao..the leave is super big...and flower is super big also..used to grow on my fence, but they canot tarhan dry spell...so had to get them off...they simply too fragile liao
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:11 PM

But if not all flowers and no new seeds!
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:19 PM

got la..it simply seeds very fast de... 90% chances got seed de..
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:18 PM

Self pollinate? Mine doesn't!! Any clues why? :huh:/>
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:22 AM

Has anyone seen the white 'alba' form of Clitoria ternatea? I've been looking for it for quite awhile. :P/> I saw some growing on the fence between SMU and Botanic Gardens, but didn't dare to pluck. Lol.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:17 AM

Chongren, if you just pluck off the ripened pods, it should be ok - 'cos you're not actually "damaging" the plant. And they germinate easily and grow quickly.

Do the white ones produce much flowers? I've noticed that the regular pale blue ones are pretty sparse flowering.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:29 AM

View Postchongren, on Oct 19 2006, 03:22 AM, said:

Has anyone seen the white 'alba' form of Clitoria ternatea? I've been looking for it for quite awhile. :P/> I saw some growing on the fence between SMU and Botanic Gardens, but didn't dare to pluck. Lol.

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Last weekend saw it at Lady McNiece's place. From far it doesnt catch your eye but on closer look its quite interesting. Doesnt seem to be as free flowering as the purple.

I had a hard time with the dark purple flower vines. They grow huge in no time, and were full of blooms. But the pests love them and are all over them all the time. So had to throw it away.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:57 PM

Hm..yah...pests always love them. I havent seen the white one before...must go and see it :D/>
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:59 PM

seen the white ones before..once at WF, and once at AMK floral..some years back...

had not seen them since then. at first i tot it was faded color..yuan lai is white..haha
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:12 PM

This plant grows like weed in my parent's house in Malaysia.

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michael
At what stage do we harvest the flowers and how do we keep them until we pass them to you?

When I was a boy, we used cycle around our neighbourhood to harvest the flower from our neighbours' fence. The flowers are harvested when they are fully opened and then laid out on a rattan basket to dry under the sun. Once the flowers are dried, they are kept in air tight Milo container and they can last for a few months.
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:28 PM

I guess you could transpot in soil once the true leaves start gorwing....In fact, I germinate tham right in soil, its less of a hassle :D/>
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:11 PM

woo..suprise that this topic had been a all time favourite..always having people interested about this plant...but...it comes fast..and goes fast...esp during drought...if not..they can be a pest..when they over grown the other creepers and infact..they can be beautiful also..etc etc...thus..conclusion is...don over pamper this plant..if not..they will not grow that well...lols
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