Results for: Waxy

In Biology

What does waxy leaves mean?

Plants such as Hoyas are described as having "waxy" leaves because they have a waxy feel. The waxiness is in actual fact an extra thick cuticle layer on the leaf, designed to (MORE)
In Biology

Why do cacti have thick waxy coating?

So they can retain as much water as possible in a dry environment. The waxy coating helps to avoid too much water loss.
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In Science

Does a leaf have a waxy surface?

Not all leaves have a waxy surface, but some do. Plant cuticles are a protective waxy covering produced only by the epidermal cells of leaves, young shoots and all other aeria (MORE)
In Deserts

What plants of the desert have a waxy coating?

A few desert plants have a waxy coating that helps protect them from the heat and dry air of the dessert. These plants include some varieties of Yucca trees, Creosote and Beav (MORE)
In Biology

Does water hyacinth have waxy leaves?

YES! The waxy coat of the water hyacinth leaves is waterproof and  covers a spongy parenchyma tissue. Together with its swollen stem,  which is filled with more spongy paren (MORE)