The Nonya cooking ingredient Bunga Telang or Blue Pea Flower [ Clitoria Flower ] is a common ingredient used as natural food dye for
making nonya kuehs such as the Pulut Inti, Pulut Tai Tai and Nasi Kerabu.
The Bunga Telang or Blue Pea Flower that grows from a creeper plant blooms in only 6 weeks from seed and it bloom all year long.
The Bunga Telang or Blue Pea Flower like a rich, moist soil. Keep the soil evenly moist at all times. It needs intermediate temperatures, but it can stands up well in our hot Asia temperatures. Bunga Telang or Blue Pea Flower needs full sun to partial shade, it likes to be shaded from the hot afternoon sun. The plants tend to get leggy very quickly, so pinching helps to keep it bushy.
Dry Bunga Telang or Blue Pea Flower [ Clitoria Flower ] can be kept in cool dried place for a long time.