“A beautiful, complete, colorful and perfect one,” is how a young woman named Caelia Wilkes described her succulent, but later learned that the plant she had been watering for two years was actually an ornamental one. The American woman, who recounted her sadness on her Facebook account, went viral with her post, which has reached more than 12,000 reactions and more than 6,000 comments.
“I have had this beautiful succulent plant for two years now. She was so proud of this plant. It was complete, beautifully colored, a totally perfect plant. I had it in my kitchen window,” she wrote.
Even, Caelia highlighted that she took care of it so much that she did not let anyone else water it; However, one day, when she decided that her succulent should have a new home to allow it to grow, she noticed that it had no roots.
“I found the cutest planter that fit the bill perfectly. I took it out of the original plastic container it was purchased with to learn that this plant was FAKE. I put so much love into this plant! I washed its leaves. I tried my hardest to keep it looking its best, and it’s completely plastic! (…) How did I not realize this? I feel that these last two years have been a lie, “said the girl in the post.
Given this, the users did not hesitate to encourage him and one told him: “Lol… this is great. The only kind of plant that I could keep alive. And for the record, succulents have a plastic quality to their appearance. So I totally get it.”
“At least it took you two years, people are living a whole fake life. It is important that you introspect today; otherwise, we will continue to water the fake plant,” another netizen said.
After her far-reaching post, Caelia shared in her account that a company sent her real succulents so she could take care of them.