"Because I travel and will not always be around to care for live succulents, I decided to create an artificial succulent garden.Ordered these beauties and then searched for attractive empty pots. Turns out, I ended up buying 1/2 dead and 1/2 off real succulents at a garden store. Cost was similar to an empty pot. Revived the live ones, mixed in the fakes...can you tell the difference? I doubt it :)"