I have a black thumb. Everything I try to grow does not do well. Now, I am trying to grow things in pots inside a house with massive windows and so it's tricky. It also didn't help that we were gone for 6 weeks with no watering. Some plants bounced back and some didn't.
I can't have cacti, but I decided to try succulents. I figured the low water and high sun would work well. And they are so cute. I bought a bunch via the net, and planted them in bunches and they look great.
Oddly the picture above contains a "Jade Plant" which people love to grow back east but is a weed in Los Angeles. A sticky, stinking weed! But, I haven't killed it yet so that's good.