Over the past year or so, i have attempted to grow plants in my apartment. some have succeeded and some have failed. Going forward I decided I need to invest in plants that don't need a lot of maintenance. I made two purchases from our local green house.
The first is a philodendren plant. These guys need little care and can sometimes go 2 weeks with out water.
The second is an Anthurium. the woman that was helping me told me that the leaves will actually droop when it needs water. so it tells you in it's own way that it is thirsty. How convienent!
So, for those of you who don't believe you could handle a plant, get one of these two and you should be just fine! Plus, my mom tells me that plants are good to have anywhere you live because they give you cleaner air to breath! Good luck