A tale of two Adeniums
Hi everyone! I've been a lurker for a little while now, but have finally been prompted to emerge from the shadows. I could use all of your expertise to help me with my two Adeniums. They are extremely sad looking compared to others posted here, but I have hope.
The larger one I got about a year and a half ago at a nursery in Iowa. I'm pretty sure it is a cutting because of the small caudex. I lifted it a little when I repotted and pruned back in April (before that, it was in its original plastic pot and was really root-bound). It has never flowered and I'm not sure this is its year either, considering it is the end of May and it still barely has leaves. Any general advice?
The second one I got 3 weeks ago from a nursery up here. It clearly started out as a seedling and is still pretty young (I think). When I first bought it, it had some nice red flowers that have since died because I got antsy and repotted a few days after getting it. My main question is this - how can I get it to not lean so far to the side? I thought about whacking the leaning part off, but I also don't want to ruin it. My husband (who grew up on a farm but has no idea about succulents or anything with flowers) suggested strategically taking a small chunk out of one side and letting it heal together so it will be straight, but instinct tells me that this is a bad idea.
Having now seen my two woeful adeniums, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!