Yes, he did. My husband has this ginormous fern. Seriously, it is his. He picked it out for his birthday a couple of years ago, we paid a ton of money for it and the giant pot it had to go in, and put it in a corner of our living room. Here's a pic to give you an idea--bear in mind that these are 12-ft. ceilings (and we do own some furniture, but I had moved it and was taking pics to try and decide where to place things). So anyway, a while back, he stopped watering his fern. I would ask him about it every now and again, and he'd say, "I'll do it in a little while," and then forget. So it started dying off. But dang it, it's not MY ginormous fern, and we had a million other tiny, similar battles going on regarding household chores, and I engaged him in a not-watering-the-ginormous-fern standoff. It went on for a while. Today, he cleaned up in that room, and moved furniture and swept and mopped, including cleaning up the giant pile of dead fern leaves back in that corner. Just a few minutes ago, I asked, "Did you water that fern?" "Yes," he answered. I was shocked. "Did you REALLY?" And then he said it. "Yes, I brought the hose in from outside, and watered it for about 15 minutes." "Honey, in the future? Don't bring the garden hose into the living room, OK? Thanks."