Hello, this is my first post here and unfortunately I am coming for sad reasons. I do hope that in the future, I post about somewhat happier things, but here it goes. I have recently experienced a death in the family. My husband and I have decided to get some type of plant for our living room to honour the memory of our loved one. We really have no idea what we want. We have been meaning to get some plants anyway (we only recently moved here), so this will be the start of it. We want something large, that has a chance with proper care to live for a long time. It must be non-toxic to cats. It would ideally be flowering, as it is in tribute of someone who loved flowers, but this is not an absolute necessary because we have found that it seems to be difficult to find large, flowering indoor plants. We would like it to be more soft than spiky (feeling and appearance), and we would need to be convinced on something like a palm. A tree would be wonderful too, as long as it won't be extremely tall. I think our ceilings are about 3-3.5m (9-10 feet). We live in Scotland, so our winter days are short, but our summer days are long. Our living room is large with high ceilings, and ornate woodwork. It is Victorian, and we have a huge, south facing bay window, so we have plenty of light whenever the sun is out. I think the room can take something impressive, but it isn't exactly an atrium. I am good with outdoor plants, but not wonderful with indoor plants. I am friends with someone extremely experienced with plant care though, so I will get her help if necessary. We will be quite sad if it died quickly, though, so something that is known to live a long time in the correct hands is what we really need. The room gets reasonably warm in the summer, and hot in the direct sun, but it is Scotland, so "hot" is relative. It stays cold in the winter, sometimes getting down to perhaps 10 or even 12, but probably staying around 18-19 when it is "warm". I can't think of any other information, but will answer any questions needed. Please throw loads of suggestions at me. I think I need to think about this to help with the grieving. Thank you in advance.