Botanical Name: Stapelia
There over 100 species of Stapelia which is similar to a cactus. They are all quite short and branch up from their base. Until they flower they look a bit like cacti with grey-green, velvety stems six to eight inches long.
Light: Bright light, but avoid direct hot summer sunlight.
Water: The soil should have excellent drainage. Do not overwater -- drench and then let dry between waterings. In the winter, water only enough to keep the plants from shriveling.