Fake Flowers on Cacti – What a Con. Buyer BEWARE!!!

One of my pet peeves is the straw flowers they add to cacti. Not only is it cruel to stick a sharp stick into the flesh of the cacti it is misleading to the unsuspecting buyer.

Cacti with straw flower attached with stick

Cactus with a straw flowers

This is one of the first cacti I purchased and I was not aware such a practice existed. It was only when my husband pointed out that the flowers had not changed in two months I inspected the cacti a little more closely. You can imagine my horror when I discovered the flowers were attached to a cocktail stick which was thrust deep into the flesh of the cactus.

I carefully removed the sticks and the poor plant was left with two gaping holes.

straw flowers on cacti - what a con!

straw flowers on cacti – what a con!

Do you feel this is acceptable or misleading?

 

 

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5 responses to “Fake Flowers on Cacti – What a Con. Buyer BEWARE!!!

  1. I always thought they were real flowers.

    What a racket!

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  2. That is terrible! Not as in ‘climate change’ terrible, or ‘gun control’ terrible, but certainly an indictment of all that is inauthentic & cosumerist-orientated 😖

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  3. Thanks for posting this, I never knew the flowers were fake. I agree, it does seem cruel. There should be a sign or something that warns the buyer that the flower is fake.

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  4. I’d not heard of it, and it is certainly not acceptable, In fact it borders on the stupid. Poor cactus 😦

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  5. Don’t like 😦

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