I've had various unsuccessful attempts at keeping houseplants alive over the last couple years. I usually buy them b/c they look cool and then pray like MAD they'll be able to fight my inconsistent, indoor-watering patterns.
The only plant I've managed to not-kill is my spider plant. I got it from an old friend many years ago. Wikipedia notes it is very easy to propogate and I agree wholeheartedly. I've spawned many little spider plants from what I've always called 'my lil spiderettes', although I noticed the wiki calls them 'plantlets'. It must be spiderette season now, b/c my spider plants are COVERED with little ones. Perhaps I'll plant some babies for my friends!
Does anyone know of any pills you can take to grow GREEN THUMBS?!