You have got to love (certainly laugh at) this story: A woman has spent the last two years watering and nurturing a plant — only to find out that it’s fake.
Caelie Wilkes, who shared her embarrassing story on Facebook – got to love her for that – says she’d probably still be watering the succulent, had she not decided to move it to a new pot. You know, to let it expand its roots, and um, grow…
“I decided it was time to transplant,” Wilkes says. “I found the cutest vase. I go to pull it from the original plastic container…”
That’s when she realized it: The plant she’d been caring for was actually green plastic, stuck in a styrofoam base, with sand glued onto that.
Her silly story has gone viral. Thousands have shared Wilkes’s tale, including a higher-up at Home Depot. She says the home improvement chain has since sent her a real succulent, to actually take care of.
[I looooove her. These are my fake succulent plants, in the picture – same kind. I switched to artificial, a long time ago, because of a sweet little cat, who would tear apart all my real flowers and plants. One time, a friend came to watch the cat, and watered all my pots… LOL It happens to the best of us! ~ Mo ]