It is an evergreen Shrub. It is a strongly branched shrub, popular with gardeners in tropical India. The hairy leaves are large and red-green.A sprawling shrub which may reach a metre or more in height.
Adenium is grown as a houseplant in temperate regions. Numerous hybrids have been developed. Adeniums are appreciated for their colorful flowers, but also for their unusual, thick caudices. They can be grown for many years in a pot and are commonly used for bonsai.