Mary Roach asked 13 years ago

Can you grow mistletoe? If so how do you do it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Mistleote is a semi-parasite, in that grows on apple trees, poplar and hawthorn, and has green chlorophyll as well.

Take the white berries when fully ripe and squeeze out the sticky juice. Smear the juice and seed on the underside surface of a strong branch. The sticky goo dries out and holds the seed tightly in place. Little pads come out and root into the branch.

It is hit or miss so try a few seeds in different positions.