My advice: always have a kalnchoe at home, and you will always have a flower somewhere, at least this that is my experience. These little potted flowers are reasonable in price, arrive in various colours and flower constantly. They do not demand too much attention, just soak them once a week, or when they are dry. They are the survivors and someone told me that the leaves will root to new plants. Of course they might not live forever, but a long while. They will grow taller, but keep their feet/roots to a normal size. I repotted one once, and almost killed it. They are happy plants and comfortable.