This is a long overdue post of flowers that I have so far seen only twice in my life so far. This plant is commonly known as the mother-in-law's tongue and most of us are more used to seeing only the sharp-edged leaves with yellow trimmings with a demeanour that is none too pleasant to have in a home garden. But when you see the flowers, you easily forget the not very flattering name of this plant. Why? Because the flowers come so rarely that when you do see them it would be like striking a lottery.