So, I was thinking about trying to grow some mistletoe, as I like the
plant, but I don't really have any trees I'm comfortable parasitising.
It seems like, in this day and age, there should be some trick out
there for making a mistletoe plant think it's attached to a real tree,
and just supply whatever nutrients it needs in the water (or in some
other way). Is this even vaguely plausible? I'd guess it comes down to
what nutrients exactly the plant draws from its host, and whether
they're easily available outside of living trees. I've read that
mistletoe is difficult to start from berries even under the best of
circumstances, so this is probably all a boondoggle, but I thought I'd
ask, since Google has failed me. Thanks!