Thanks to http://www.walterandersen.com/ for this lovely picture of one of the world's easiest-to-grow plants: the spider plant.
Remember when you were a kid and you had to take care of something in your garden? Were you ever told that you had to keep a certain plant or shrub alive before you could get your shot at a puppy? Well, now's your chance to re-test your green thumb!
Step 1: Get a spider plant. Spider plants are easy to grow, undemanding, and are known to clear up your indoor air really well. So get a spider plant, or better yet, find someone who has one and ask for some outgrowths. Spider plants are easy to plant, too, so you don't need to buy one.
Step 2: Give your plant a name. No kidding.
Step 3: Keep your plant alive. Talk to it. Water it. Tell it stories. Teach it statistics and give it quizzes. Again, no kidding.
Step 4: When you have plantlets and outgrowths, plant them again and name your team of spider plants! They could be the kids from The Sound of Music, the members of your favorite football squad, or just your dream names for your kids.
Step 5: Give away plantlets when you can to anyone who needs some sanity.