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 located in Houston, Texas.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Asian Pigeonwings in Houston, Texas

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Growing Asian Pigeonwings in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Asian Pigeonwings in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Asian Pigeonwings in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 20.8% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 20.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Asian Pigeonwings in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayl…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Houston, Texas ⛅.

Asian Pigeonwings does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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 your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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