Christmas Mistletoe Plant

The Christmas mistletoe plant care tell us that it is a hemi parasite, a partial parasite. Mistletoe is an evergreen plant with leathery, oblong leaves. It grows either on the branches or on the torso of a tree. Being a parasite, it infiltrates its roots into the host tree and devours all its nutrients. Nonetheless, some of the mistletoes can also grow independently and produce its own food with the help of photosynthesis process. Yet, generally one can find it growing on trees, as a scrounging plant. Here is further more elaborated mistletoe plant information as these are mainly the following two types:

American Mistletoe
The American mistletoe, technically identified as Phoradendron flavescens, is inhabitant of North America. You can find it emerging on trees, right from New Jersey to Florida and is the main mistletoe genus, which is mainly related to the kissing tradition on Christmas.

European Mistletoe
The European mistletoe, Viscum album, is a green shrub with petite, yellow flowers; and white sticky berries that bloom in February and March. It is usually seen growing on apple trees and sometimes on oak trees.

This plant is admired especially in the Christian religion that these people during Christmas paste the Christmas mistletoe plant pictures and wallpapers on their walls and believe it as a sign of positivity and goodwill.

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