If you can’t ever seem to keep real plants alive, then you might as well pick up a robotic one that responds to you. These plants incorporate muscle wires that make it appear to have nice fluid movements. It’s shipped from Japan, so the instruction manual is printed in Japanese, but I’m sure you can figure out how to pop in the 3 AA batteries anyway. When you talk to the plant it responds to you by bending and moving. You can purchase it for $17.99 from Think Geek.