When I was a kid we used to press flowers and leaves in books. Every once in a while I still find a fern or a daisy in an old book. You can get the same feeling without the mildew!
There's something really soothing about having a new spherical friend who only requires a little misting now and again.
I'm good at leaving open cans sitting around anyway, now they'll grow pretties for me!
Maybe if you talk to it, it will outgrow its tiny vial and join the rest of your houseplants.
Available at: Perpetual Kid http://www.perpetualkid.com/power-planter.aspx ($16)
Fabric houseplants are totally the way to go. They never drop their leaves out of sadness like real plants.
A live plant can be a great, chic accessory and a handy oxygen generator right under your nose!