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?