with Karen it is more like a pachypodium since there are thorns. Adeniums do no have thorns.
Both Adeniums and Pachypodiums are caudiciforms, so it is also being grown for its caudex. Hope you get to see the blooms on your plant later on! Really grows best outdoors with all the sun it can take. And both plants likes to be treated like tropicals, getting watered daily when temps are really warm to hot (90F to 100F ++). Just make sure the media is very well draining. I love these plants, they truly survive our triple digit temps when it comes.