Mum spends two years watering 'beautiful' beloved plant only to discover it's not real03/04/2020
MANY people struggle to successfully keep their house plants alive.
So one mum couldn't believe the luck she was having with her 'beautiful' succulent that continued to look as healthy as ever.
However, the Californian woman, called Caelie, then discovered that two solid years of watering was for nothing – because her beloved plant wasn't real.
In a now-viral post on Facebook, she explained her shock when she re-potted the succulent only to discover it was made of plastic.
Captioning snaps of the realistic-looking item, the surprised social media user wrote: "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 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.
"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 it’s 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."
Her witty post left many fellow social media users in stitches – and it has so far received more than 9.1k 'likes'.
One person wrote: "God bless you for sharing! So funny!"
Another commented: "You're not alone. I've been there."
A third shared: "I'm laughing and crying with you."
And a fourth added: "Omg, I just laughed so loud!"
The mum has since been sent some real house plants by Home Depot.
In other homeware news, we told you how a thrifty mum painted a rainbow mural in her daughter's room instead of paying £200.
We also revealed how Savers is selling a sparkly dish soap that is making people want to wash up.
And a woman has given her boring kitchen a chic update by using wood from B&Q and a cheap Argos nail gun.
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