wax plant


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wax plant

n.
See hoya.

wax′ plant`

or wax′plant`,


n.
any of several tropical climbing or trailing plants of the genus Hoya, of the milkweed family, with umbels of pale waxy flowers.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.wax plant - succulent climber of southern Asia with umbels of pink and white star-shaped flowerswax plant - succulent climber of southern Asia with umbels of pink and white star-shaped flowers
hoya - any plant of the genus Hoya having fleshy leaves and usually nectariferous flowers
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The easy-care wax plant (Hoya carnosa ''Variegata'') produces attractive flowers.
These include the purple waffle plant (Hemigraphis alternata), English ivy (Hedera helix), variegated wax plant (Hoya cornosa), asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus) and the purple heart plant (Tradescantia pallida).
Museums in the United States also have wax plant models, notably the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.