Woman Faithfully Tends To Her 'Perfect Plant' For Two Whole Years Before Discovering It's Actually Fake
Name your biggest "DUH" moment.
We love that kinda stuff because we've all been there.
For your trouble, we have a "DUH" moment for you from the world of plant-care.
First, here's a bit of trivia. Succulents are the most popular plant type among millennials.
They're pretty easy to keep alive, they're nice-looking plants—all millennial values. Ya know, low-maintenance and good aesthetic.
But Caelie Wilkes was all but fooled by her precious plant.
"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 over all perfect plant. 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. I absolutely loved my succulent."
But that love was about to be betrayed.
"Today I decided it was time to transplant, I found the cutest vase, that suited it perfectly. 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 it's best, and it's completely plastic! How did I not know this. I pull it from the container it's sitting on Styrofoam￼ with sand glued to the top! I feel like these last two years have been a lie."
@nypost Checkmate Darwin— Some Pleb on the Internet (@Some Pleb on the Internet)1583255033.0
@nypost How did she not notice the water just running off instead of absorbing into the soil?— Danny Wright (@Danny Wright)1583255250.0
@nypost we all need whatever she is on right about now— Flat Smart Homes (@Flat Smart Homes)1583253105.0
@nypost Where was the water going?— ThirtyBirdy™ (@ThirtyBirdy™)1583252771.0
@nypost She’s an android she could be dreaming of electronic sheep 🐑 too— Khanh Hua (@Khanh Hua)1583256086.0
What a way to find out you've been living a lie.
@nypost Writer: this is what I went to journalism school for— Roman (@Roman)1583253270.0
@nypost This is the news I want.— ❑ Berjón ❑ (@❑ Berjón ❑)1583255720.0
@nypost https://t.co/kWohEkURRI— Justiiin (@Justiiin)1583274195.0
@nypost https://t.co/59T7hwsVQZ— =ger= (@=ger=)1583252682.0
@nypost Where is the water going to— Shirley (@Shirley)1583253809.0
Wilkes, a 24-year-old stay-at-home mom, is not the only person to have fallen for a fake plant.
@ElijahSims90 My grandma knew her plants were fake and had me water them all the time anyway. Is there a sermon there, too?— gmk.julie (@gmk.julie)1583276587.0
My fake plants died because I didn’t pretend to water them https://t.co/c8MwR7Uw48— Baldwin Okello 🍁 (@Baldwin Okello 🍁)1583079011.0
Did I tell you guys about the time I had a one night stand tell me that the plant I bought with my ex was actually… https://t.co/wbhX3Tg8Vx— Nick (@Nick)1578165265.0
Three months. That's how long my husband stood by and watched me water a fake plant.— J-pants (@J-pants)1543959031.0
yes I did water a fake plant at work today😂— Aubri Lyons (@Aubri Lyons)1541445689.0
Two years, though? That seems like a ridiculously long time.
But, c'est la vie. Once upon a time, that succulent brought her happiness.
Is that feeling of joy invalid just because it's fake?