My mother died April, 2004. About 14 years prior to that, she'd given me some of her larger hanging plants. One of them, I don't know what kind it is, but probably related to the rubber plant family, since the leaves are similar except much smaller. Mom had had the plant for at least 10 years before giving it to me. It had never bloomed in all the time she had it, nor after I'd gotten it.
About two weeks after she died, I noticed something on the plant, and much to my surprise, it was a bloom! Never before had it bloomed. The bloom was like none I've ever seen before. Several blooms appeared over about a two-month period, then quit blooming. The following April, it started blooming again for a couple months. This has happened every April since she died. The plant has always been in the same pot, never re-potted, only watered. The blooms come out like little spikes, then have tiny white flowers in the end of each spike, sort of resembles a geranium. It will secrete a sugary fluid when it starts to fade away after about two weeks of opening up. If anyone can explain this to me, please do.