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."
What a way to find out you've been living a lie.
Wilkes, a 24-year-old stay-at-home mom, is not the only person to have fallen for a fake plant.
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?