Woman Discovers She’s Been “Living A Lie” After Watering Fake Plant For 2 Yrs.

Let’s face it: Not everyone is cut out to be a gardener. That’s why succulents are such a great option for beginners. They’re easy to care for.

Caelie Wilkes of California was thrilled when her small plant appeared to be thriving, and she was careful not to water it too much.


“I’ve had this beautiful succulent for about two years now,” she wrote on Facebook.

I was so proud of this plant. It was full, beautiful coloring, just an overall 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.

So when she found a pot that would make it look even better, she couldn’t wait to remove her succulent from its original container. But she quickly discovered the plant had been keeping a secret all along.


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 its leaves. Tried my hardest to keep it looking its 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!

The poor plant mom. She concluded her story by saying, “I feel like these last two years have been a lie.”


Her hilarious post quickly went viral, and now this tale of gardening woe is being shared worldwide.

“Fox News contacted me and is sharing the story,” Caelie said in an update. “New York Post as well! And Home Depot is now sending me real succulents. How is this even real!”

Hopefully, her luck will be just as good with these actual plants.


What a silly, relatable thing to do. Thanks for giving everyone such a good laugh, Caelie!

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