It is a soft cactus (no thorns). It grows close to about 1 foot high, then it starts growing down and makes sprouts. (only grows inside, direct light) The flower pods get huge! And one plant can make up to 20 pods. The flower itself when fully opened looks close to a starfish. With brightly colored orange and yellow in it. I will snap a picture of it, and post it. It has no pods on it as I type this. I will post a picture of it when it has pods & the most "wow" flower I have ever seen. Sorry for the lame description, though this plant was given to me about 6 years ago from a sweet old woman in her 90's. She called it "STARFISH CACTUS" I have NOT ever seen another one like this! Once again, thank you for your help.