Everyone should have a couple plants around their home. If you don't have any yet, it's worth the short hike to Shrewsbury to visit the Shrewsbury Nurseries. They have a great selection and the workers there are very knowledgeable and will tell you all you need to know to take care of your new plant. They also do landscaping if you happen to have land to scape (which I don't). Seriously, though, do yourself a favor and stop by.