Adenium obesum is a deciduous, flowering, semi succulent, spreading, medium perennial shrub, usually with a hugely swollen: and tuber-like main stem (a caudex). The branches are several cm in diameter blunt-tipped, arranged in spirals, ascending or trailing on the ground with the end raised up. Grows around 1-1.Sm tall with a 2m spread under landscape conditions.
Noted as reaching Sm tall with a 4m spread and a trunk diameter of up to 1m in its native habitat. Slow growing at a rate of 15-20cm p/a.