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Fake flowers on cactus is bad business

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Cactus have some of the most beautiful flowers you will ever see. Various companies seem to have found success in selling cactus with fake straw flowers (and now, plastic ones!) glued to the tip. Some even spray paint succulents!

I believe the success is from ignorance on the customer's part: surely if they knew these flowers were fake, and that hot-gluing them right on to the point of growth is unhealthy, they would not buy them. I have even seen some fake flowers glued directly on actively growing flower buds.

It is an unnecessary addition, and truly it UNDERSELLS the plant if you've ever seen a real cactus flower.

It is my hope to bring awareness to the public of this harmful practice. It would overall benefit both the nurseries who do this (less labor) and the customers who wish to buy cactus and succulents (healthier plant).

I will share this petition with all the stores that buy these altered plants for resell, in hopes they will pressure their sources to be more conscious of what they're doing and what their customers want.

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