Woman ‘heartbroken’ to discover she’s been watering a fake plant for two years


A Californian woman has been left “heartbroken” after discovering she’s been watering a fake plant for two years.

24 year-old Caelie Wilkes took to Facebook at the end of last month to share the devastating news – not to mention her extensive succulent care plan, including a watering schedule and washing its leaves:

On the devastating realisation, she said:

It was so heartbreaking because it was my first succulent I was about to 'keep alive' so it inspired me to get more house plants and really it turned into me having a green thumb.

At the time of writing, the Facebook post has over 7,000 shares and 12,000 likes.

Wilkes never expected the post to go viral and said:

I wrote this post for my family and friends. Succulents don’t require a large amount of water. It was very easy to overlook.

The reactions to the viral post were priceless:

Think on the bright side, it will be as beautiful and perfect as always.

I didn't find out my ex wife was fake till 3 years too late, kudos to you.

I know faux plants are really getting good but come on!

It’s an innocent enough mistake… maybe.

H/T: IFLScience

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