Plant Care Butterfly Pea

Butterfly Pea

Also known as

butterfly pea and Atlantic pigeon wings


Clitoria mariana

How to care for Butterfly Pea


How often to water your Butterfly Pea

Water needs for Butterfly Pea
0.5 cups
every 9

Butterfly Pea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Butterfly Pea

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Butterfly Pea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Butterfly Pea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Butterfly Pea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Butterfly Pea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Butterfly Pea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Butterfly Pea: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Butterfly Pea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Butterfly Pea

Butterfly Pea

Butterfly Pea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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