"We need something living in this apartment!" your girlfriend will declare one afternoon when you're trying to take a nap. You tell her that last time you checked, both of you were living. She doesn't think it's funny. She wants something green. Something that will make your tiny, cramped apartment feel more homey.
You try to protest, pointing out the fact that the apartment gets virtually no sunlight and that ledge space is at a premium. She doesn't care. You go to some fancy store and spend an inordinate amount of cash on plants and heavy clay pots to put them in. The plants die immediately, of course, due to the lack of sunlight that you so graciously brought up IN THE FIRST PLACE, and then you're stuck with the heavy clay pots.
They stick around, reminding you of your failure to maintain even the most basic form of life (LOUSY HOUSEPLANT). Next time you get the urge to nurture a life, buy a set of these FoldPots ($105 for a set of 3), which are made out of silicone, which means two things:
1. They can be shoved places that clay pots cannot be shoved when not in use, solving one of the 900 space issues you currently have in your apartment.
2. They can fold up or down based on the size of the plant, meaning they can grow with the plant, so you don't have to repot them everytime they grow (this would mean you'd actually have to keep it alive for more than 4 days, so you may not get to see this feature in action. You can dream though).