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Woman discovers the plant she’d been watering for two years is actually fake

Caelie Wilkes

When she went to re-pot it, she realised that it wasn’t real.

Plant-lover Caelie Wilkes was left devastated to find out that the succulent she had been taking care of for two years was actually a fake.

In a post on an indoor plant group Facebook page, she admitted to watering the plant religiously, ensuring it got the right amount of sunlight and regularly cleaning the leaves for a full two years before arriving at the realisation that it was in fact artificial all along.

It was only when she decided that it was probably time to re-pot the plant and found the perfect sized vase for it that she discovered it wasn’t real.

Caelie Wilkes

Caelie said: "I just wanted to keep good care of it. I absolutely loved my succulent." but now feels “like these last two years have been a lie” and is questioning just how she managed to be in the dark for so long.

Luckily for Caelie, she had plenty of fellow plant-lovers coming forward to reassure her she isn’t the only one to have made this very mistake before with one user claiming: “My dad watered one of my mum's plants for a year after she died not realising it was fake. We had a good laugh about it, I bet mum had a good chuckle upstairs too”.

House plants might be really popular at the moment, but it seems we're not all cut out for the green thumb life.

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