“A beautiful, complete, colorful and perfect plant,” is how a young woman named Caelia Wilkes described her succulent, but later learned the plant she had watered for two years was actually an ornamental. The American, who shared her sadness on her Facebook account, went viral with her post, which received more than 12,000 reactions and more than 6,000 comments.
“I have had this beautiful succulent for two years. I was so proud of this plant. It was complete, beautifully colored, a perfectly perfect plant. I had it in my kitchen window,” she wrote.
Caelia even pointed out that she cared so much that she wouldn’t let anyone else give water; However, when one day he decided that his succulent should have a new home so it could grow, he noticed that it had no roots.
“I found the cutest planter that suits me perfectly. I took it out of the original plastic container it was purchased with to learn that this plant was FAKE. I put so much love into this plant! I washed its leaves. I’ve tried my best to make it look as good as possible and it’s all plastic! (…) How could I not see that? I feel like those last two years have been a lie,” the girl said in the post.
Faced with this, users didn’t hesitate to encourage him, with one telling him: “Lol… that’s great. The only kind of plant I could keep alive. And for the record, succulents have a plastic quality to their appearance. So I totally get it.”
“At least it took you two years, people live a whole wrong life. It is important that you look within today; Otherwise, we will keep watering the fake plant,” another netizen said.
Following her wide-ranging post, Caelia shared on her account that a company had sent her real succulents to care for.