Plant Care Asian Pigeonwings

Asian Pigeonwings

About Asian Pigeonwings

This plant can grow into an arbor and look an amazing focal point in any garden. It needs an abundance of water and good drainage. It likes dry sandy soil, open areas of pine-oak, oak-hickory woods, clearings and thickets.


Clitoria ternatea

Also known as

Asian pigeonwings, butterfly pea, cordofan pea, blue clitoria, blue pea vine, bluebellvine, blue pea and Darwin pea

How to care for Asian Pigeonwings


How often to water your Asian Pigeonwings

Water needs for Asian Pigeonwings
0.5 cups
every 9

Asian Pigeonwings 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 Asian Pigeonwings

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Asian Pigeonwings in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Asian Pigeonwings: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Asian Pigeonwings love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Asian Pigeonwings does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Asian Pigeonwings in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Asian Pigeonwings

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Asian Pigeonwings: 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 Asian Pigeonwings after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Asian Pigeonwings is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Asian Pigeonwings

Asian Pigeonwings

Asian Pigeonwings

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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