vertical hanging herbs If you happen to only have a small empty corner in your kitchen, this vertical planter is just for you. It won’t take up much room and you can put the herbs that kitty eats on top. (via Decorating Your Small Space)
Schefflera or Umbrella tree: These have pretty, whorled leaf clusters and multiple trunks, and they make for a pretty, easy-care house plant. I've had them grow for years with nothing but medium light & water when I remember.