A plant owner discovered that her ‘perfect’ succulent was fake after watering it every day for two years.
The unnamed woman took to Facebook after learning the truth about the plant.
She penned: “I’ve had this beautiful succulent for about two years now. I was so proud of this plant. It was full, beautiful colouring, just an overall perfect plant.
“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 wash its leaves.”
The plant owner only made the finding when she decided to depot the succulent, as she realised that it was attached to styrofoam, with sand glued on top.
“Tried my hardest to keep it looking its best, and it’s completely plastic. How did I not know this? I feel like these last two years have been a lie,” she said.
The woman also admitted that she’d made sure to keep it near sunlight and often cleaned the leaves.
Her confession has now been shared onto a Facebook page about indoor plants, where hilariously, many people have admitted they’ve had similar issues with artificial succulents.
One group member said: “My cousin did this. She kept watering her mum’s plant for months before she discovered it was fake.”
Another added: “My friend at work always kills the plants because she doesn’t water them, so I put a fake one in the cafe. She watered it for a month before I told her it was fake.”
“When I was a beginner plant owner my mum gifted me a fake succulent but I thought it was real and this happened to me, took me months to realise it was fake,” a third recalled.