That's right - it's the most simple piece of green to have around. You'll see it called lucky bamboo, but as long as you give it water, feel free to call it whatever you want. Technically known as Dracaena Sanderiana, you'll see it in lots of asian stores, restaurants, and right up there on my bookshelf. It doesn't need much light, and you can keep it in any container that you can fit a few rocks in to hold it upright and about an inch or two of water.
Here's what mine look like ($1 or so each, possibly from Ikea)