For the purpose of mending, are plants considered to be objects? I have a Firbolg nature cleric who sees his healing duties lie beyond that of his comrades and fellow friendly NPC's. If his careless teammates trample a flower, he'd like to Mend the stem back together. If a patch of bark falls off of a tree, or a limb or branch, could he then reattach it?
I understand that living creatures are unaffected by this cantrip, as they are not objects, which is directly stated in Sage Advice, here. But, while plants are living, usually, could the cantrip be cast to restore them to their former beauty if they've been damaged? It could be argued that once the plant has been destroyed, it is now an object, but I'm looking for sound advice or perhaps an official ruling on the matter, though, how would still living trees and other plants be ruled?
Casting Time: 1 minute Range: Touch Components: V, S, M (two lodestones) Duration: Instantaneous
This spell repairs a single break or tear in an object you touch, such as a broken chain link, two halves of a broken key, a torn cloak, or a leaking wineskin. As long as the break or tear is no larger than 1 foot in any dimension, you mend it, leaving no trace of the former damage. This spell can physically repair a magic item or construct, but the spell can't restore magic to such an object.