Caelie Wilkes has carefully watered her succulent plant for two years. But then the penny suddenly fell: the green decorative piece was made of plastic, and all that effort had turned out to be in vain.
Fortunately, the young lady sees the humor in it herself. “I feel like these last two years have been a lie,” she says with a joke. There is now a lot of laughter about her ‘stupid blow’, and there are even unlucky birds who admit that it has already happened to them.
Wilkes revealed her story on her Facebook profile, to the great hilarity of her followers. “I’ve had this beautiful succulent for about two years now,” she started her story. “I was so proud of this plant. It was full, beautiful coloring, just an overall perfect plant,” it sounds.
“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.” For your information: giving a generous amount of water once a month is enough for a succulent plant. In the winter, a dry period can even be inserted.
Now she has found the time to transplant the succulent plant, Wilkes continues. She had chosen a beautiful vase that went perfectly with it. But then she discovered that it was a fake one.
“I put so much love into this plant! I washed its leaves. I tried my hardest to keep it looking it’s best, and it’s completely plastic! How did I not know this.” The funny post has since received thousands of likes and reactions.
Moreover, her story was eagerly shared in an Australian Facebook group for plant lovers. And that’s where the tongues came loose as well. “My cousin’s the same thing,” it sounded like others. “She always watered my mother’s plants; only months later, she discovered they were false.”
Or: “After my mother’s death, my father watered the plants for another year. Only then did he realize that they were made of plastic. We had a good laugh about it. Mama must have tasted good from heaven.”
“When I had no green fingers yet, my mother gave me a succulent plant. For months I thought it was a real one,” someone else concludes.