Cactus and Succulent Sabotage
Everytime I see succulents like these, I cringe. They are an abomination in the houseplant world.
Attractive bicolor effect….? Waterproof, non-toxic paint. Non-toxic to whom?! Not the plant….
At the same store I found plenty of burnt plants to pair with the painted plants. What do I mean by burnt plants? These next pictures are of hot glued plants. Everyone has been fooled by these “blooming” cactus but later figured out they were glued on flowers.
I think plants are best in their natural state. They don’t need paint or hot glued flowers to be beautiful. The use of these artificial accoutrements are unnecessary and only lead to unhappy houseplant owners. The paint flakes off, the flower falls off, the hot glue ruins the plant when ripped off. Now we are left with an ugly, scarred plant that will most likely be thrown away. Maybe the plant owner will be discouraged from trying another houseplant. I want people to have a good experience with their plants and hopefully make the choice to try another plant because they have had so much success with the first one. Selling a plant that most likely won’t have a positive outcome for the customer seems like an irresponsible, and frankly stupid, thing for plant companies to do. Just my opinion.