Is this succulent?
Please, can you tell me, what is the name of this strange plant? My brother got it as a present but neither those who gave him this plant didn't know its name. Thank you very much. Lubo
Hi Lubo, these are classed as a succulent, which is just a way to group all those plants that have fleshy leaves or other ways to store water together.
This is a Pencil Cactus, of the Euphorbia genus. You can see more about it here - please use caution when handling these plants - they are not to be fooled with; the sap is extremely caustic and can cause damage to eyes, or contact dermatitis if it gets on your skin.
Best of luck with your plant.