kangaroo vine

an Australian vine, Cissus antarctica, of the grape family, having shiny, leathery leaves.

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  • kangaroo vine — noun or kangaroo grape : an Australian woody vine (Cissus antarctica) sometimes used as a houseplant * * * an Australian vine, Cissus antarctica, of the grape family, having shiny, leathery leaves. * * * kangaroo vine noun An evergreen climber… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kangaroo vine — noun an Australian evergreen vine, grown as a house plant. [Cissus antarctica.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • kangaroo — n. a plant eating marsupial of the genus Macropus, native to Australia and New Guinea, with a long tail and strongly developed hind quarters enabling it to travel by jumping. Phrases and idioms: kangaroo closure Brit. Parl. a closure involving… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kangaroo grape — noun see kangaroo vine …   Useful english dictionary

  • kangaroovine — kangaroo vine n. A climbing woody vine (Cissus antarctica) native to Australia, often grown as a houseplant for its glossy green foliage. * * * …   Universalium

  • Cissus antarctica — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • cissus — /sis euhs/, n. any of numerous tropical and subtropical vines of the genus Cissus, including the grape ivy and the kangaroo vine. [ < NL < Gk kissós ivy] * * * ▪ plant genus       genus of about 350 species of tropical and subtropical, chiefly… …   Universalium

  • Cissus antarctica — ID 19250 Symbol Key CIAN3 Common Name kangaroo vine Family Vitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA Growth Habit Vine Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Houseplant care — is the act of growing houseplants and ensuring they have the necessary conditions for survival and continuing growth. This includes providing soil with sufficient nutrients, correct lighting conditions, air circulation and adding the right amount …   Wikipedia

  • houseplant — /hows plant , plahnt /, n. an ornamental plant that is grown indoors or adapts well to indoor culture. [1870 75; HOUSE + PLANT] * * * Plant adapted for growing indoors, commonly a member of a species that flourishes naturally only in warm… …   Universalium

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