A plant lover was left devastated when she discovered the reason her succulent remained in “perfect” condition wasn’t down to her love and dedication.

Caelie Wilkes had been religiously watering the plant, making sure it was getting the right amount of sunlight and regularly cleaning the leaves, for two years.

She even admitted to having a strict watering plan for it, saying she would get “defensive” if anybody else tried to water it.

It was only when she went to re-pot the succulent that she noticed it was fake.

Caelie told her Facebook

friends: “I just wanted to keep good care of it. I absolutely loved my succulent.”