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A climbing or sprawling evergreen shrub with ornamental foliage and waxy flowers, native to SE Asia and the Pacific and grown as a greenhouse or indoor plant.
- ‘He enjoys his climbing hoya and the photo of his enormous cabbage.’
- ‘Less vigorous a climber, but with equally intriguing pale pink flowers is the hoya, one of the easiest vines to grow in a pot.’
- ‘Other house plants to enjoy growing this way include wandering Jew, hoya, English ivy, trailing philodendron, Hawaiian ti, and, of course, lucky bamboo.’
- ‘As is typical for member of the milkweed family, the hoya exudes a sticky sap if cut or damaged.’
Modern Latin, named after Thomas Hoy ( c 1750– c 1821), English gardener.
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