Other than my offspring, I don't have a whole lot of luck keeping things alive - just check my front yard. The only thing that's thriving there is the mouse that lives in the yard. So it's something of an accomplishment that I have been able to keep two plants in my cube alive for as long as I have. It's so amazing that we picked up another plant to add to the party!
We won't talk about how they're cactuses, and how I have to have a scheduled, recurring task that reminds me to water them..