Keeping mistletoe from direct heat will also lengthen its life. Use the steps below to preserve it with moisture.
After receiving or cutting the mistletoe, bunch a sprig of it together and tie the end with floral wire.
Hang the mistletoe upside down and spray it each morning with water to keep it moist and green.
After mistletoe has been handled, it is important for hands to be washed thoroughly with soap and hot water, as mistletoe plants are poisonous.