Aparajita Flower plants are the easiest flowering plants you can grow at home without a fuss.
This flowering creeper plant requires a bit of support and is perfect for a balcony where you can guide them along the railing. Aparajita flower is blue in colour and looks quite heavenly.
Aparajita plant is known as Shankhpushpi in hindi & Butterfly pea, Clitoria Ternatea, , Bluebell vine or Asian pigeonwing in English.
In this guide, you will learn to grow Aparajita flowers from seeds and how to take care of Aparajita.
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Growing Conditions of the Aparajita Plant
Aparajita plant growing conditions require A season with a good amount of sunlight, potting soil with good moisture-holding capacity & frequent misting.
This is an optimal growing condition for it.
Aparajita flower season in India
Aparajita flower blooming time starts from July and lasts till November.
The flowering season starts in late Summer and lasts till the arrival of winter.
Its flower is offered in Durga Puja which usually comes in October.
How to grow Aparajita Flower From Seeds – Step by Step
Things required to grow Aparajita from Seeds
1. Wide Container
For sowing seeds, you will require a wide container which need not be too deep. As Aparajita flower roots don’t go very deep inside the soil.
There are two ways you can get the seeds.
The first way is to buy it online (from here) or from any nursery
The second way is to get it from someone who already has this plant.
3. Soil For Germination
The soil used for germination can be a mix of:
Coco Peat – 60%
Vermicompost – 40%
When to Sow Aparajita Seeds?
The best time to sow Aparajita seeds is March – April. (Note – Aparajita Flower goes faster from seeds compared to cuttings)
Firstly fill the container with potting mix.
Now sprinkle the seeds over the potting mix.
Have a gap of 1-2 inches between each seed, so that it will be easier for you to take them out while transplanting them into their final container.
After sprinkling seeds, cover them with a thin layer of potting mix, then water it thoroughly & place the container in a location that receives partial sunlight.
Water it only when the soil feels dry.
Germination Period (8-12 Days)
The germination period of the Aparajita is usually 1-2 weeks.
After 18-20 days, you will see that the saplings of Aparajita have developed quite a few leaves and are big enough to be transplanted into their final container.
Steps to Transplant Aparajita Plant Into Final Pot
Get a Container
You don’t need a very big container for growing Aparajita
A good pot size for Aparajita is 8 inches. (you can get it from here)
Make 4-5 drainage holes in the pot’s bottom, this is very important as it allows excess water to pass through and allows easy circulation of air which is very vital in plant growth.
Make sure that you cover the drainage holes with small stones so that the potting soil doesn’t escape through it.
Potting soil for Aparajita
Aparajita is an easy to grow flower plant which doesn’t have any specific requirements in terms of soil.
So the Potting Soil for Aparajita should look like this:
Mix them well and leave for some time to settle down.
Now fill the container with this potting soil leaving only a few inches from the top.
While filling the soil make sure to press the mixture from time to time so that, no air pockets get left.
Once it is done, let’s transplant it.
Now to transplant it, take out the healthy saplings from the lot and plant the saplings inside the potting soil & water it thoroughly.
Now put the container in a sunny location which receives at least 5-6 hours of sunlight.
Aparajita grows well under partial shade but for flowering, they require a good amount of sunlight.
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Aparajita Plant Care | How do you care for an Aparajita Plant?
Aparajita Plant Care includes watering it regularly to keep the soil moist at all times, providing it full direct sunlight and moisture retentive potting soil.
Quick Aparajita Plant Care Table
|Water||Requires a good amount of watering, keep the top layer moist most of the time|
|Sunlight||Need 5-6 hours of direct sunlight.|
|Potting Soil||Soil with good water retention/moisture capacity|
Biggest thing while caring for Aparajita is properly watering it.
As this plant is kept under direct sunlight it requires a lot of water.
For this, you should always keep a check on its upper layer of soil, if it gets dry then give your Aparajita plant a nice watering until the water comes out of the drainage holes.
Usually, you will need to water it every single day except during the winter season.
Sunlight – Does Aparajita Plant Need Sunlight?
Without sunlight Aparajita plant won’t be able to thrive, so to help it grow healthy and full of bloom keep it in a location with direct sunlight.
In summers, you can keep it under shade in the afternoon otherwise expose it to direct sunlight for proper growth.
For Aparajita Plant Care, the potting soil that you use for it must have a good moisture retention capacity.
As Aparajita plant loves moist conditions to grow.
If the soil available is very dry or has a lot of sand content in it, then you can add vermiculite to increase it moisture retention capacity.
The best fertilizer for the Aparajita plant is well-rotted cow dung or vermicompost.
Although the Aparajita flower is not a heavy feeder, you can give it a slight amount of fertilizer during its budding stage every 25-30 days.
Mix the compost well into the potting soil and always remember to water it thoroughly after fertilizing.
Aparajita plant, not flowering – Why your Aparajita is not flowering
The main reason behind the Aparajita plant, not flowering is due to not providing it with enough sunlight and moisture.
Kept in partial sunlight
If your Aparajita plant is not flowering then the main reason can be sunlight, if it doesn’t get the proper amount of sunlight it won’t flower although it will grow well.
So, make sure your Aparajita flower plant is getting 6 hours of direct sunlight.
Not Enough Moisture
During its flowering season, you should make sure to mist your plant every day.
As it requires to stay under direct sunlight its small flower buds in the initial stage start yellowing and drops if not given proper moisture.
For this use a garden sprayer (like this one) and give them a good shower every single day.
Wrapping It Up
I hope this article helped you know everything that you will require to grow the Aparajita plant at home, if you still have any doubts do make sure to ask them through the comment section.
Do share your results with everyone.