Orbea variegata. Orbeas are a genus of succulent plants in the Apocynacea family, they're evergreen- leafless plants native to Africa. Starfish Cactus and Toad Cactus are misleading common names because this plant is not a cacti-it is a succulent. A better common name for this Orbea is Carrion Flower or African Carrion Flower.
How to turn tree stumps & logs into planters. Succulent gardens in hollowed out logs, and also in timber rounds, available from the Succulent Guy at the Byron Bay Beachside Market - Easter Saturday March.
Update: Starfish succulent is apparently incorrect. This plant is called Gentiana urnula. And its gorgeous and interesting! Update: Starfish succulent is apparently incorrect. This plant is called Gentiana urnula.
This is how I'm growing my Carrots this year. Learned it by accident last year. The post has a great tutorial. Wish I had it before my trial and error method :O) I might actually be able to grow carrots without critters eating them first if I do this!