Mom Waters and Cares for Succulent for Two Years Before Realizing It Was a Fake Plant the Whole Time

Mom Waters and Cares for Succulent for Two Years Before Realizing It Was a Fake Plant the Whole Time

A California woman was taking a great deal of pride in her green thumb until she came to a startling realization. Caelie Wilkes took to Facebook and in a now-viral post shared that she cared for her succulent for two years before realizing it was made of plastic. 

“I’ve had this beautiful succulent for about 2 years now. I was so proud of this plant. It was full, beautiful coloring, just an overall perfect plant,” wrote the stay-at-home mom. 


The discovery was made when she decided to transplant the succulent into a new pot. Instead of roots, she found a styrofoam block with sand glued on top. 

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“I go to pull it from the original plastic container it was purchased with to learn this plant was FAKE. I put so much love into this plant! I washed its leaves. Tried my hardest to keep it looking its best, and it’s completely plastic!”

Caelie went on to lament that she’d taken special care of the “live” plant over the years. “I had it up in my kitchen window. I had a watering plan for it, if someone else tried to water my succulent I would get so defensive because I just wanted to keep good care of it.”

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She concluded the post by saying that she feels duped. “I feel like these last two years have been a lie.” We’re so grateful Caelie shared this hilarious story on social media. Now she has all of the living plants that she so deserves and you can even track their growth on Instagram.

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