It is a wide spread and variable shrubby caudiciform species with several recognized forms and variety. It has (usually) the classic bottle-shaped trunk and is heavily thorned like most other pachypodiums
Pachypodium rosulatum is one of the most widely cultivated of the species and of relatively easy culture. It presents little difficulty if compared to other member of the genus, but it is anyway prone to rot if allowed to get too wet in winter or if cultivated under less than ideal conditions and care. It is moderate grower, but an impressive specimen with a big caudex can be made fast. Water sparingly in summer and give extra well-drained soil to avoid waterlogged conditions, no water from November to March. The watering program will change depending on temperatures and stage of growth, but it is best not to let this plant dry out completely for any length of time. It is sensitive to cold and should be kept totally dry in winter at or around 4°C. Protect from frost. It tends to lose its leave and go dormant in winter. It like full sun to light shade .