Common name: ribbon plant, lucky bamboo
I've always known this plant as the Kwan Yin bamboo. It can be grown in water and cuttings can be bought quite easily in the wet markets. I never thought that this plant was capable of flowering until a friend showed me this bloom from his garden. He gave it to me when the flowers were still buds and everyday I observed the development of this flower. The flowering lasted for quite a while with the buds in the outer rings flowering and when they wilted, another ring of buds will flower and so on. I remember that my living room was filled with a pleasant fragrance everytime there were new flowers.