I think I have killed my balcony plants already. At first I was so conscientious that I was over-watering them, and then all the grading and work assignments hit, and now I usually only remember their existence on the weekend.
I had been thinking of getting some pretty plants for my office at school, but considering that the entire place is covered in stacks of paper, and I am not remembering to water anything anyway, maybe I should look into imitation plants instead? Any good possibilities? I missed the horticultural department's annual local plant sale anyway. But it would be nice to get a lovely-smelling plant and make my office seem fresher. Of course, I am spilling enough random liquids on my student papers anyways. Hmm.
Of course, I have been complaining about recalcitrant students; perhaps this plant would be an appropriate option:
Then again, would anything be more depressing than discovering you had accidentally killed your man-eating plant through overwatering or lack of care? It would certainly put a damper on my "you know what I'm going to do to you now, Mr. Plagiarist?" speech.