•   iCultivate commented on this post about 6 days ago
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    With Christmas approaching, mistletoe may be a part of some conversations. While its not really for the garden, I still think the are an amazing plant. Hope you find it interesting.
    Mistletoe Plant
    Mistletoe is an evergreen parasitic plant that attaches itself to trees, plants and shrubs, accessing their nutrients and water directly from their host plan...
    • Thanks for this =) I heard many years ago that if a tree is stressed it is more susceptible to parasitic plants - however this hasn't been myThanks for this =) I heard many years ago that if a tree is stressed it is more susceptible to parasitic plants - however this hasn't been my observation - we have mistletoe in several trees and it has a much shorter life span than the trees, ans during it's life it provides food for birds and insects ... so we just leave it alone and enjoy the vivid red colour when it fruits =)   More ...
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    • Couldn't agree more ...... they are a part of the ecosystem and are the sole source of food for the Mistletoe bird. If there are no mistletoe, thenCouldn't agree more ...... they are a part of the ecosystem and are the sole source of food for the Mistletoe bird. If there are no mistletoe, then there are no mistletoe birds as well. You are so right to just let them be - in this instance, let nature take its course   More ...
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