Many people give up on growing house plants because they think they lack a "green thumb". Their problem often centres on watering. In fact, the single biggest reason house plants die is due to over watering. There are so many planters on the market today that will help in ensuring your plants stay happy and healthy!
A 'self watering' pot with a waterfall or a 'wick' system will keep plants watered for two to four weeks. Or, if you're intent on watering, why not grow plants in water? Simply cut a stem from a friends plant and stick it in a container of water, where the cutting will develop its own root system.
There are several plants that readily adapt to life in water; arrowhead vine, dracaena, ivy and philodendron. The main advantage to growing pants in water is ease of maintenance. Water should be changed weekly.
Worth a thought... what're you growing to add warmth to your home?