The Star Flower Orbea variegata is a succulent plant native to South Africa. Until it flowers it looks like a cactus, but it isn't closely related to cacti. The flower is quite unusual, being shaped like a five-pointed star.
The plant is easy to grow, and like most succulents needs little water in summer, but benefits from full sun. It is a small plant, usually less than 12 centimetres, (five inches) high, but can be quite wide. It can be grown from cuttings.