I saved this plant from a dumpster at a botanical garden last year (around August) and it has just started to bloom as shown in pics. Now I am even more curious as to what species this plant might belong to? I think it could be a lily.

Plant with long thin leaves and a pink flower Plant with long thin leaves and a pink flower

(in the background a chili plant and some Pachypodium lamerei) and with a blurred pothos in the background.

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I think you have a bromeliad called Queen's Tears (Billbergia nutans). I'm impressed that you've gotten it to flower, so keep doing what you've been doing regarding watering and fertilizing. The World of Succulents site has some photos and more cultural information to help confirm my ID.

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