Sandal Wood (White) - Plant
Common name: Leafless Mistletoe, Jointed Mistletoe
Bloom time: December-January
Height: 15-90 cm
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
plant have long tap roots which need to stretch out so the plants prefer well-dug, loose, well-draining soil; in preparing a bed, dig down 2 feet in depth and about 3 feet across to ensure the soil isn’t too compact.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 38 °C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Feed plants only sparingly; overfertilization can cause stems to break in the fall.
- You can add diluted fertilizer into the water, though avoid getting the fertilizer near the plant’s base; it may help to build a moat in a circle around the plant about 18 inches out.
The female flowers are about 1/2 mm long, with two bracts, and the perianth lobes erect and triangular.
- Unverified information Leafless Mistletoe is used as a cure for fever.
- Paste is applied to cuts.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Downy mildew, rust, and powdery mildew can also affect the plants. If fungal diseases are spotted early, spray with a general garden fungicide.
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