Stapelia makes a good carefree house plant, with just one drawback... it smells like something died. It attracts flies like crazy. The buds look like balloons that open up into these starfish shaped flowers. There are several different varieties, some very large flowers like this one and some smaller, with various patterns on the petals. This is a really tuff plant that anyone can grow. It will take neglect, it does not require humidity, it will even take a bit of overwatering. if the smell of the flowers are too strong for the house, and I think they are, you can keep the buds pinched off. Then enjoy the flowers in the summer OUTSIDE!