Adenium obesum is also known as the desert rose. Adenium is a popular houseplant and bonsai in temperate regions. It requires a sunny location and a minimum indoor temperature in winter. 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. It is an evergreen or drought-deciduous succulent shrub. Adenium is typically propagated by seed or stem cuttings.